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A highlight from Top 5 Witch Movies W/ Lucy Jane Devane & Scott Hodgson
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Maleficent Oh, interesting Interesting choice So do we need to say that We realise that in some circles She's technically Could be cast as a fairy But we think she's a sorceress That's what puts a curse on In the original Sleeping Beauty She's more of a sorceress And she curses the baby I think in some circles There's the succubus Which is the seductive Half demon Or partial demon And I think there's a lot of witches Who are part demon anyway So I think it's kind of all in the same wheelhouse I'll allow it Excellent I really wasn't expecting To like this as much as I did I was quite surprised I'm not a big fan of Sleeping Beauty It's one of the Disney films I wouldn't watch Normally, if it's on There's some like The Lion King Sword in the Stone Pinocchio If it's on, then you'd watch the remainder of it But yeah, Sleeping Beauty Never caught my eye I think Lucy was watching this With her next door neighbour About five, six years ago Ah yes Maybe he was locked out Possibly I think maybe he Sort of saw it on Netflix or something I think he likes Disney He does like Disney films So we were having a bit of a weekend So we thought we'd give it a shot And yeah, it was really good Obviously Angelina Jolie Playing Maleficent And I think she does a brilliant job And it kind of looks like she's having a whale At the time as well Obviously very striking with her cheekbones I think it's With the Disney remakes Recently, they've got Very lazy with them But this, they actually tried something different So obviously, she's the evil Witch in the original But then they've twisted it So we see her backstory Why she is the way she is But then, she's not portrayed As an evil witch She Evil does things, but she also does Good things as well So yeah They put a twist on the original Film which I think they've sort of lost their Lost their balls with all the recent remakes That they've been doing and they've just been Copy and pasting it But yeah, I really didn't expect to like it As much as I did I think there's a real Beautiful element that is that I don't know if it's kind of that Adopted kind of Thing is that you can You can still love someone Or something, even though they're not your own Like they're not your child But she kind of cares for This baby She sort of starts calling it Beastie, which I really kind of like But she can't help herself She can't help herself but care for her And she sees the kind of The kind of haphazard fairies Sort of just making a bit of a hash of it And leaving the baby outside And you know She's watching over her as she grows Up and she's At arms length kind of caring for The baby and watching it grow And then this love sort of Builds and I just think that's a really Powerful thing but You can have so much love For someone who Isn't your You know, you're blood essentially And I think that for me is And it actually makes me cry This film When we know She kind of gets to the end I think it's just so clever how It just flips everything on its head Of what we know about When we were watching Disney films and it's always like The prince kisses The princess and everything Is perfect And actually it just kind of flips all of that On its head and Prince Charming Isn't true love's kiss Sorry spoiler alert You should probably just Spoilers for Maleficent But She's just And I think as well I love that she's The queen of the fairy world In her own right she's got her power And her place and her magic And this kind of stuff And it's when these two worlds collide a little bit But it does, yeah, it kind of makes me cry Maleficent, it's a real Real beautiful moment when You know, it's that kind of True love I guess, it's really sweet That unconditional love I suppose But I like that, I like that again Like you said, it flips it It's not the stereotypical like, oh here comes the bloke Here he comes to save the day It's not the man's story It's this story of kind of Genuine, kind of female Feminine, non romantic love And you see Her kind of melt Because initially she's very nice And then she's robbed of her wings And again she becomes hard Bitter and twisted So much so she's like, curse that child You know, but then even then In this version it's very much like If I remember rightly in the Sleeping Beauty version It's the fairies that stop it From being a death curse But this, she changes her own mind And goes actually, she'll just sleep She'll sleep forever And then like you said, the fairies are A little bit like, a bit useless In the Sleeping Beauty one But then they expand that And make them even more useless than this To give Maleficent her Kind of, her power I guess But I think Angelina Jolie is great in this I think it's one of her stand out performance She clearly cared about the character In this interpretation And like you said, she's putting on all the camp She's loving It's delicious for her She's living deliciously In this film, like she's absolutely loving it Especially towards the end I think it's all her costume changes And it's this sort of like tight black leather piece Oh I bet you like that Scott And then she sort of gets her wings back I really There's like a real, almost like a bit of a Marvel moment Yeah absolutely It feels like a Marvel movie She goes from wearing like dresses To when she gets her wings back And she's in that kind of great hall And she just kind of stands up And you just see her in this like So all of a sudden she's wearing like Head to toe kind of black leather But she's got pants as in like trousers on She's not wearing a dress And these wings sort of This silhouette and she just kind of like rises up And takes everybody out And I was just, said to you I was like, oh it's like, that for me She is like, she's a badass It's great It's definitely going with that vibe She's the hero of this tale And absolutely she's powered up again She's found who she is She knows what she's fighting for She's found herself She's not this evil, dark She does try and lift the curse But she knows it's like a permanent curse There's that moment where she's like, shit it's not working So yeah, I enjoy this as well It's a really good fit We all have a lot of Yeah, a lot of respect for Maleficent It's great I do kind of wish she'd turned into the dragon there Like in the original Yeah, I was sort of waiting for that moment I can understand why they changed it And I guess they don't want this woman to I guess maybe calling a woman a dragon Is kind of an insult I guess Or maybe like a sexist insult So maybe that's why they were like, no she's a fairy She's more angelic She's got horns and everything I don't know I guess she needs someone to talk to That's why the crow became a man I guess I felt that for me Again, it's not his story He's just kind of there He's like, oh I'm the friend, I'm the crow It doesn't really add much to me And Sharto Copley He's not got much dimension to him really I don't think And then his accent's a bit iffy Who's this? The king The king Maybe not his best I was a bit disappointed That accent is like Yeah, all over the show But yeah, Maleficent is the star of the show We were also reading about how there's a little scene Where you have Aurora as a little toddler And the actors that they had for that Who were four or five Wouldn't go near Angelina Jolie in her outfit So in the end they had to use her daughter That little scene where There's only a few minutes Not even that But I mean, she's pretty terrifying Toddlers get a little bit nervous I might not be scared But I'd definitely be intimidated by Angelina Jolie In any form With those horns You can imagine her being pretty scary I thought that was quite cool I quite like the moment as well where she's like Do you know who I am? Do you know what I did to you? Do you know what the story is between me and your dad? And she's like Of course I know who you are, you're my fairy godmother Which is like Well, no But she perceives her that way And that's one of the things that makes her Because she has been watching over her throughout her whole life And she has picked up on that She's magical She's a fairy Makes sense Excellent choice So next up Will be The Old Ways from 2020 So again I've looked at another film From a different part of the world And looking at how they view Witches and witchcraft The Old Ways is a 2020 film And it's about a young reporter Who lived in this Vera Cruz In this jungle area in Mexico On the outskirts And she lived there but her mum was possessed by a demon Or had a horrible medical condition Skeptic Scott Whatever you want to see it as And then she died And she moved away to the city and grew up there She then became a reporter And a drug addict And now she's coming back home To meet her cousin And just kind of find her roots again And investigate some stuff And just do some reporting About the kind of local culture And things and maybe superstitions and stuff She visits a cave Her cousin says Do not fucking go there And she comes out of it And she's been possessed by a demon Now has she been possessed by a demon? Hard to say at the beginning She is chained up in this hut And she's been taken care of By a bruja Which is kind of the Mexican form of the witch Or the name for a witch And she is attempting To exorcise this demon And her son is helping her She's this very old woman half blind And she's basically Torturing her, making her drink this goat milk Like force feeding her goat milk And hurting her Putting needles and pins and stuff in her And the woman just doesn't understand She doesn't get it She's like I don't believe in this stuff This isn't me Well you've forgotten who you are You've forgotten what happened to your mother You've forgotten the old ways You've forgotten our culture Your heritage You're very westernised And you view the world very scientifically And now it's come to haunt you So in this film not only is she fighting An actual demon that's Possessioning her But she's fighting those personal demons she has And that trauma about her mother And what happened there And it's really It's really quite interesting Kind of seeing the Again a different side of that And again these characters in the beginning The Bruja and the son That's assisting are kind of You're looking at them as villains Because you're like I don't believe in this shit I'm just on drugs, I'm fine It's fine, it's just drugs But they're like no no There's something inside you There's an evil inside you It's wanting to get out And then they kind of bar her up There's all this stuff on the walls And they have to try and pinpoint which kind of Demon it is and work out What the problem is and how to get it out of there And what they've got it And then she studies it and starts learning about it as well Going like she starts to Buy into it and believe it But then she's trying to escape as well Trying to get a phone, trying to call her boss So it's kind of A witch film meets Kind of a exorcist film In a way so there's a lot of this Going on but I like how The sceptic of the star becomes More and more kind of Understands more and knows more And kind of appreciates What they're doing.
Fresh "Aurora" from Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"1000 FM 97 7 stay connected stay informed thanks for joining us I'm Kim Shepherd Bill O 'Neill at the editors desk a notorious homeless encampment along Dearborn near 10th South in Seattle has finally been cleared that emergency order and emergency closer was issued on Monday forced Cruz clean to up everything fast and that is exactly what happened the cleanup required the help of at least a dozen WSDOT workers also assisting were employees with Washington State Patrol regarding the facts that an emergency closure was used in this instance WSDOT says it had no other choice because of safety worries they point to the fact that 14 fires occurred at this camp since January with four in the last month alone on top of that there have also been multiple shootings making things even more alarming is that there have been numerous cases of fentanyl busts being made at this camp with authorities saying it was a hotspot for and drugs crime recently though WSDOT says those fires really series of fires is what caused them to issue that emergency closure order that's come before Ryan Sims reporting Snohomish County will spend 130 million dollars on affordable housing the county council approving that plan this week according to the Everett Herald 92 million be will used for affordable and supportive housing 10 million for construction of behavioral health facilities more than 8 million for services like employment help child care and education the money is coming from a 0 .1 % sales tax was that approved two years ago Rite Aid will close 31 more stores across 12 states as it continues its restructuring efforts three of those locations are in Washington State however it's not get clear which stores closing are in what cities after this round of closures Rite Aid will still have about 2 ,000 stores still operating which includes Bartell locations Rite Aid along with many other drugstore chains are struggling to compete with online companies like Amazon and big -box chains like Walmart Target and Costco over the past six years Rite Aid has tallied nearly three billion dollars in losses that's come before us Preston Phillips the North Cascades Highway is set to close for this season tomorrow evening at 6 ahead of a storm that could dump nearly two feet of snow on the area will block State Route 20 from the Ross Dam trailhead to the Silver Star Gate on the east side November 30th is the second latest winter closure in the last decade that roadway will reopen in the spring after crews clear all that snow and make any needed repairs. That's Como 4's Molly Shen. 634 now Northwest News Radio your home for breaking news traffic and weather every ten minutes on the high -performance homes traffic center. Siena X, how's it looking? Well in Seattle a stall is blocking the right lane of Southbound 99 at the mid spin of the Aurora Bridge that's causing slow traffic from the bridge way. JBLM seeing crash a blocking the left and HOV lanes of Southbound 5 near 41st Division Drive and it looks like your Linwood to Seattle Drive is at 27 minutes with a 12 minute delay. This report is sponsored by Regents Blue Shield. Make sure you're covered for next year with an individual and family plan from Regents Blue Shield. Shop now. Open enrollment ends December 15th. Our next Northwest traffic is 644. And your forecast sponsored by Northwest Crawl Space Services. Good evening. We've got cloudy, cool conditions and staying dry until we get to our Thursday morning when
A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 12: Former FTX General Counsel Speaks Out Against SBF
"Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Unchained Recap for Day 12 of the SPF Criminal Trial. Directly and dispassionately, the former General Counsel for Failed Crypto Exchange, FTX, Kan Sun, testified Thursday at the trial of Sam Bankman -Fried that the ex -CEO had asked Sun to legally justify why the firm was short $7 billion needed to cover surging customer withdrawals in early 2022 just before its implosion. Sun, who served in his role for 14 months until the firm's collapse, testified that the night before FTX revealed its insolvency, former head of engineering Nishad Singh, one of three star witnesses from Bankman -Fried's inner circle to already testify, quote, looked like his soul had been plugged away from him. Quote, it has been my understanding throughout my time at FTX that FTX has safeguarded segregated customer assets, that we do not misuse, we do not touch customer assets, he testified, adding that this message was relayed everywhere, in public, such as on SPF's tweets and in congressional testimonies, as well as in private conversations to investors and regulators. Quote, so when there is a $7 billion deficit and FTX relied on Alameda to return the money to be able to plug that hole, I was shocked. Sun told prosecutors when asked about the missing funds. Sun joined FTX in August 2021 and began working on an updated terms of service more befitting the size of the company that FTX had grown into by then. Some of the language Sun worked on was this line that has since become central to the government's case, quote, title to your digital assets shall at all times remain with you and shall not transfer to FTX trading. However, Sun testified that this did not represent a change for the exchange, that it was consistent with what FTX's policy had been throughout, as well as consistent with how Bankman Freed described user assets being segregated from the business's own assets. The revision of the terms of service was just to make it clear to users. The language was finalized in September 2021 and the fully revised terms of service published online in May 2022. Sun testified that between August and September 2022, he was surprised to learn about Alameda's exemption from auto liquidation. He said he was told by another employee that Bankman Freed and Singh wanted to maintain Alameda's immunity to liquidation. Sun pushed for it to be changed to a delayed liquidation mechanism that would be available to all market makers and to clarify to all regulators and users that this was in place and had been misrepresented in the past. The processes for these changes were still in motion until early November 2022, when customers started withdrawing their assets from the platform en masse. According to Sun, on November 7, 2022, the day before it was revealed that FTX was insolvent, he became aware of FTX's misuse of customer funds when he was trying to help FTX raise money from investment management firm Apollo Capital. In an Albany apartment with Bankman Freed, Singh, FTX head of product Ramnik Arora, and SDF's father, Joseph Bankman, Sun poured over a spreadsheet detailing FTX and Alameda's finances. It showed that FTX was short $7 billion necessary to cover withdrawals from alarmed customers, and another tab delineated how much money Alameda had on hand to cover those potential withdrawals. Because Sun had thought Alameda and FTX were separate entities, he was shocked. He testified that he asked about the arithmetic behind the calculations, and often, in response to his questions, he would receive no response. Other times, he received only occasional responses, and those were, quote, vague. He said that Bankman Freed was typing on his computer and sometimes exiting to make calls. Meanwhile, he said, quote, Neshad was sitting there. His entire face was pale, gray. It looked like his soul had been plucked away from him. They sent this spreadsheet to Apollo. A few hours later, just before a meeting SPF was supposed to have with the asset management firm, he asked Sun, quote, for a legal justification as to why the funds were missing and at Alameda. The defendant's question confirmed Sun's suspicion that FTX didn't have sufficient funds to cover customer withdrawals, and that Alameda had misappropriated FTX customer deposits. At 7 p .m. just before the meeting, the two took a walk in the Albany luxury community where Bankman Freed lived. Sun presented SPF with three theoretical arguments to account for the deficit, but then also explained why each argument was either insufficient or invalid. The first theoretical legal justification was the dormancy fee that FTX charged to customers who still had funds on the exchange but were inactive. However, that explanation would not work because the amounts tied to these accounts were so small. Bankman Freed acknowledged Sun's explanation with a yep, yep. The second possible justification was based on how, when a user voluntarily lends out their crypto to another user, the borrower can default. But Sun said that Sing and Aurora pulled numbers, showing that this potential justification would not be supported by the facts. SPF again responded yep, yep. The last argument would have depended on whether FTX had ever made clear what the legal relationship is between a user and his or her assets. But Sun explained this justification would not be possible because FTX's terms of service make it clear that when a user deposits assets onto the exchange, those assets continue to belong to the user. Sun described Bankman Freed's reaction to the news there was no legal justification, saying, After this, the prosecution played a short clip from a Good Morning America segment in which George Stephanopoulos interviewed Bankman Freed. The anchor pointed out that the terms of service prohibited FTX from using customer assets. In the clip, SPF launches into an explanation of how borrowing and lending can be part of the program. Stephanopoulos reads aloud the language from the terms of service that the funds cannot be loaned out. Bankman Freed pauses for a moment, repeating Stephanopoulos' words back to himself in a whisper. Then he looks up, pauses again, then says, There existed a borrow -lend facility, and Stephanopoulos points out that people had to opt in for that. In the courtroom hearing SPF's defense back in the days shortly after the collapse gave a foreshadowing of what a cross -examination might be like for him if he were to testify. The cross -examination of Sun landed a few points. Defense attorney Mark Cohen pulled up the terms of service for fiat currency, which were not as clear as the terms of service for digital assets, especially when it comes to who owns Tidal. But the lawyer asked only cursory questions about this. The next point in the terms of service that the defense lawyer went to ask about garnered a warning from Judge Kaplan. It stated that the terms would be governed by English law. Cohen opted to just ask Sun to read the sentence aloud. Quote, The terms in any dispute shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Otherwise, testimony for the day ended with Robert Birogerdi, managing director of asset manager Third Point, who chronicled how Bankman -Fried omitted significant details of FTX's operations that would have changed Third Point's decision to sink $60 million into the company. The value of that investment, similar to one by venture capital firm Paradigm, whose managing partner Matt Huang testified early in the trial, is now worthless, marked down to zero. The trial will resume in one week on Thursday, October 27th. That morning, the prosecution expects to rest, and Bankman -Fried's lawyers have requested to begin their defense after lunch that day. The big question that hangs in the air over the next week is whether or not SPF will take the stand. Thanks for tuning in to this recap of the SPF trial, and be sure to check back next Thursday for the first update on the defense. .
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A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 9: Nishad Singh Describes Former FTX CEO as a Bully and Big Spender
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Singh described an organization that allegedly defrauded FTX customers by freely spending customer assets on ill -advised investments, sponsorships, and political action, all at Bankman -Fried's direction, and a leadership style that browbeat and belittled anyone who disagreed with him or expressed concerns. Singh's testimony echoed comments by the prosecution's other two star witnesses during the first two weeks, former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison and former FTX chief technology officer Gary Wong. I was blindsided and horrified. I felt really betrayed. That five years of blood, sweat, and tears from me and so many employees driving towards something that I thought was a beautiful force for good had turned out to be so evil, Singh said. I knew that customers were betrayed. So many customers had to put their trust in us. Singh, who came across as earnest and is having a strong conscience, told jurors that SPF continued to spend excessively even after learning of an $8 billion hole in Alameda's balance sheet that mushroomed as the crypto market slumped following the collapse of the I deficit. learned of the hole and even after that, implicitly and explicitly, I greenlit transactions that I knew must have been digging the hole deeper and therefore coming from customer funds, Singh said. Singh, who was Bankman -Fried's younger brother's friend and had known SPF since high school, was initially intimidated by the defendant after joining Alameda in 2017. But he lost faith in SPF amid his dismissiveness and seeming dishonesty to where company's financial management. I had a lot of admiration and respect for him, Singh said. Over time, I think a lot of that eroded, and I grew distrustful. Singh described his increasing concern about Bankman -Fried's spending even as the company sank deeper into debt. I'd frequently go to Sam and express that I thought that the spend was too large or that it didn't make sense, in essence, a bad business decision. And I also would express that I felt kind of embarrassed and ashamed of how much it all reeked of excess and flashiness. It didn't align with what I thought we were building a company for. Some examples of the excess were that Alameda had invested $1 .5 billion into Bitcoin miner Genesis digital assets in early 2022, as well as $500 million into AI startup Anthropic and $200 million into incubation firm K5, founded by Michael Kives. The K5 deal accelerated after SPF attended a Super Bowl -related party in Los Angeles with several top A -list celebrities. Hillary Clinton, Doug Emhoff, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Kate Hudson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeff Bezos, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble. Singh said SPF described the event as, quote, the most impressive collection of people he had ever seen in one location, adding that the FTX co -founder told him that if asked, K5 could probably arrange an FTX dinner with Elon Musk, former President Barack Obama, Rihanna, and Mark Zuckerberg in a month. When Singh saw the term sheet with K5, which proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to Kives and his partner Brian Baum, as well as $1 billion for their VC firm, he was shocked. Quote, I was worried that partnering with K5 and giving them this much money would be really toxic to FTX and Alameda culture, that every day I was actively trying to espouse, I felt we all were, that politicking and social climbing was not going to be rewarded. And here we were rewarding people in exorbitant amounts, Singh said. He added that he asked SPF to use his own personal money for the deal so that it wouldn't affect the culture of FTX. Singh also detailed his shock at the $1 .1 billion FTX spent on sponsorships, such as the naming rights for the Miami Heat basketball arena and endorsements from top celebrities, including Steph Curry, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, and Larry David. He was also uncomfortable with the spending on real estate. For instance, before they moved into their luxury penthouse apartment, Bigman Fried and his future roommates argued over where to live. The group had initially chosen a more modest apartment, but SPF wanted to check out the penthouse. Quote, Sam really liked this one, Singh said. Sam's a fan of views, and there was substantial disagreement about if we should go with it, in part because it was really expensive, in part because it's super ostentatious. When discussing it with SPF, Singh said, quote, Sam said that he would pay $100 million for the drama to just be done with and go away, which I took as a pretty clear sign that I should shut up. In September 2022, Singh had a discussion with the defendant about the lack of collateral Alameda had to support its futures trading. Singh determined that Alameda was short $10 billion of what was needed to support its trading positions and relied on its $65 billion line of credit to make up for this multi -billion dollar deficit. Bigman Fried instructed Singh to transfer SPF's Ellison's and Wong's personal SRM tokens, which were locked, and therefore illiquid, into Alameda's main trading account. Singh said the transfer was meant to fool the CFTC, or US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, by making it seem as if Alameda had posted more collateral than it had. Singh did not execute the transfer, saying that it felt wrong. He said, quote, I was fine giving up my personal assets. I'd taken on debts and given up my assets for the company countless times. But I understood the purpose of this exercise was to be, you know, to fool a US regulator and to fool employees of the company. And I wasn't comfortable doing that. Singh, who was freaking out about the possibility that FTX would be unable to meet customer withdrawals, had an evening talk with the defendant in the fall of 2022 on the palatial balcony of their luxurious apartment, which featured a swimming pool and several lounge chairs. In this talk, Singh said he was worried about Alameda's NAV, which was his euphemism for the hole, and Bigman Fried responded, quote, I'm not sure what there is to worry about. NAV is fantastic by almost any measure. When Singh asked how much Alameda was short by, SPF said, quote, that is the wrong question to be asking, and then proceeded to talk about how much he could deliver within various timeframes. Around $5 billion in 24 hours, substantially more in several weeks. And after that, quote, again, substantially more. At some point, Singh said, Jesus fucking Christ. And Bigman Fried said that his shortcoming of several billion dollars had been taxing him about 5 to 10 percent of his productivity. While Singh responded, he thought it would hit him a lot harder. The prosecutor asked Singh why he didn't leave FTX. He said he considered leaving the company every day, but added, quote, how could I live with myself if my departure precipitated a fall that might have been unavoidable? Singh details how he tried to cut costs of the company and said that at first he was, quote, pleasantly surprised and felt he was able to cut a couple hundred million dollars in spend. But further conversations with SPF made him realize that what Singh felt was, quote, an obligation was, quote, not being taken seriously since SPF was unwilling to cut endorsement and sponsorship deals that meant another $1 billion was, quote, headed out the door. After SPF returned from his Middle East fundraising trip, Singh, who so rarely met with a former FTX CEO one -on -one, said that it was an annual occurrence, met with him privately again, this time in one of Sam's apartments. After beginning by stating he was not doing well and thinking of quitting, Singh asked SPF how it was going with NAV. SPF, who was standing in the kitchen with his back against the fridge, said he could raise anywhere from $0 to $5 billion. He told Singh the main plan was to make FTX a success and said to Singh, quote, that depends a huge part on you. You're one of the few people, Nishad, that can take that kind of work off my plate so I can focus on the rest of this. Singh admitted he had been afraid to ask SPF for the meeting and said that he felt the defendant was, quote, very mad and that the meeting was tense with, quote, long periods of silence. Then he listed some of what he called Sam's tells for when he's upset and how SPF showed them in this conversation. Quote, puffed out his chest, hands back. He was grinding his finger, closing his eyes, grinding his teeth or tongue in his mouth. And when he opened them to respond, he would sort of glare at me with some intensity. I ended up apologizing to him at the end for asking for the meeting because I could tell it was so unwelcome. Singh pleaded guilty to charges related to violating campaign finance laws, which involved letting donations be made at his name even though they were funded from Alameda or as a borrower from FTX. Some of these loans were used for Bank One Three's political donation campaign and to fund his brother's political action committee, guarding against pandemics. Additionally, he said he participated in falsifying and backdating FTX's 2021 revenue numbers for auditors. SPF wanted FTX's revenue, which stood at 950 million dollars for the year, to be one billion dollars because FTX's revenue would show up on a spreadsheet that would be presented to investors. SPF proposed creating fake revenue backdated throughout the year from charging for offering staking services of serum. When withdrawals began to accelerate on November 5th, Singh became, quote, concerned that this might spell doom and the end of our fraud. Since he knew customers who expected full access to their assets did not know that they were not backed. Although Singh seemed to have a strong sense of right and wrong, even he ended up doing things he wasn't proud of. Around this time, he sent SPF a signal message asking if he could, quote, make some fictitious transactions that it looks like I had paid off this amount that I owed. Singh explained that he meant backdated transactions, which was, quote, something I knew could be done because Sam had proposed it once to me in other contexts. Singh acknowledged this, quote, felt wrong and said he wasn't trying to excuse himself, but said, quote, I was in different levels of having a right mind throughout these days. On November 6th, he said a war room meeting gathered in one of Bankman -Fried's apartments. It was attended by Singh, SPF, Ellison, Wong, Romnick Aurora, and by phone, head of FTX Digital Markets, Ryan Salem, who all were workshopping a draft tweet thread by Bankman -Fried. Quote, there was a point when they were discussing whether or not to characterize FTX as solvent or well -capitalized. I felt very uncomfortable with both definitions, Singh said. I felt neither was true. Singh leaned over the couch to say something like, quote, I'm not comfortable with this. I'm recusing myself. He testified. They acknowledged in a kind of annoyed way and proceeded. Singh had wanted to halt withdrawals rather than make a statement about FTX's strength. He said, quote, I'd overheard in the conversation opinions that these tweets should be really strong, which I understood to be a euphemism for particularly misleading in such a way that will quell fears definitively. On November 8th, via signal chat, Singh and Bankman -Fried discussed the fact that lawyer Dan Friedberg was angry and that Salem might resign. Singh then wrote, quote, they may need to know that it wasn't a ton of people orchestrating it. In testimony, Singh explained, quote, I really wanted Sam to clarify what everyone's role in this fraud was. I wanted him to clarify that I wasn't orchestrating it and that I learned about it really late. I wanted Sam to clarify that he was orchestrating it. I was certainly guilty for participating in it since September, but don't feel I made the whole. And secondly, I wanted the state of my relationship with these people I loved and tried to do right by, to remain intact and for them to not hate me. It was during this part of his testimony that Singh revealed he had been, quote, suicidal for days shortly after his direct testimony ended, meaning that Tuesday morning he will face his cross -examination. Unchained will be back for more recaps tomorrow. And if you like, you can also get real -time updates on my Twitter feed at Laura Shin at around lunchtime and after 4 .30 PM when court lets out. Thanks and see you tomorrow.
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"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. On this going forward as well, but the U .S. and Qatar agree to stop Iran from tapping $6 billion fund. That's according to the Washington Post. We're going to have more coming up. This is Bloomberg. Good morning. There's still some concern out there in the market that there is room for things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating. As small and medium -sized businesses struggle, they don't present as much competition. The supply chain has still got dislocations globally and here in the U .S. This is Bloomberg Markets. With Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller. On Bloomberg Radio. All right, we are broadcasting live from Commonwealth's 2023 National Financial Advisors Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado. Coming up in this hour, we're going to check in with Ethan Bronner. He's an Israeli bureau chief for Bloomberg News. Enjoy us from television to give us the latest news on the conflict. And then Jeffrey Cleveland, chief economist at Payden and Regal, he's going to join to break down the inflation data and the outlook for a soft landing. But first, let's go to Charlie Pellet and get a Bloomberg Business Channel. Thank you very much, Paul and Matt. We do have stocks trading mixed right now.
"aurora" Discussed on The Defiant - DeFi Podcast
"This is the time when great teams become different from exceptional ones. And people who are who are able to survive and the teams who are able to survive this bear market, they are going to get 10 times stronger or 1000 percent stronger during the next bull market. So I wish everybody who is building in the blockchain to focus on on the thing that is important. And this is the technology that we are moving forward. And that's the change that we are creating for our society and humanity in general. Absolutely. And I think, you know, there's pros and cons to every cycle. And I think during a bear market, a lot of the people that are motivated only by money kind of fade out. And people that really believe in the space and have strong values and mission alignment stay and get stronger. So yeah, I really is just kind of about survival. And then, you know, I want your perspective on the VCs because the VCs don't really help, right? They're always kind of chasing the next best thing. They're not really doubling down on current ecosystems. They're looking for the you know, the 1000x returns. What are your thoughts on that? And what do we do to kind of continue to support projects that we really believe in today? Yeah, that's a that's a great question. From my experience, VCs are they, they are very different. Even the renowned, renowned ones, they are taken very, very different stances. Many of them, unfortunately, what I'm surprised with is that, unfortunately, unfortunately, many of the crypto VCs are quite soft. And instead of demanding everybody to work and push everything, and making sure that their investment is not going to be multiplied by zero, they are providing feedback, you know, in a very kind of soft manner, that, you know, maybe this idea is not the best. We're not, we don't know for sure, obviously. But, you know, maybe there was some room, there is some room for improvement, and things like that. And, and actually, I do believe that VCs, crypto VCs are also together with crypto entrepreneurs are very, very young. And there are many things that they also need to learn and improve. So yeah, hopefully, these bear markets and the the market of losses for VCs too, is going to, you know, bring them a little bit closer to the sober condition, where they will be able to give more support and empower their portfolio companies. However, again, this, this is not about everybody out there, there are some outstanding crypto VCs that I'm very honored and privileged to work with, including include an electric capital, for example, and dragon fly. So I like both teams a lot. And they're doing quite a lot of the things to support their portfolio companies. Amazing. That is great to hear. And what keeps you going through kind of this long bear market we're in? Obviously, as a CEO, you kind of have to hold the So, like, I'm going to share with you my personal secret, and with everybody who's listening on how you're able to, to support your, your team. The bear market, from my point of view, and you know, the downturn in the company developments is the time when, when you really need to stand by your team. And you need to decrease the amount of communications outside, which is still important, because for crypto projects, it's not only the team and customers, but rather team and then community. And then there are some people with whom you're doing kind of B2B relations, right, or partnerships. So you still, so your community needs to be very, very close to you also. So and in order to kind of be there and share with them, that's that you are here and that you are, you're we are in the same boat. My my hack is that you can just do 123 extra steps in your ordinary process of of delegating things, right. So instead of just throwing some emails at people, you're able to say that, hey, there is an opportunity, I've put already everything that I know, in our, you know, pipeline, I've already populated this for you. So it is there and you're able to take this and and actually ask another 15 minute call for tomorrow with you so I can share some additional information. And in case you're doing this, then people understand that that you are not some kind of God somewhere they're unreachable, but rather you're you're together with them. And this really helps with the comradery feeling. And you're able to continue marching forward. Absolutely. I think that's super important. And it's also kind of walking the walk we believe in empowering people and that's walking the walk around that that core value. Before we continue a quick word from our sponsor, unlimited, grow your business with unlimited borderless payment solutions. leverage one of the world's largest proprietary payments infrastructures available in Europe, LATAM, APAC Africa and the UK. Now back to our show. And one thing that I noticed that's kind of unique about near and Aurora is the focus on kind of bringing web two into web three. How have you gone about courting these web two businesses and getting them to adopt the blockchain industry? So I think that there are quite a lot of eyes on on blockchain after the previous bull market, obviously, there are still quite a lot of people who are expecting to get a quick buck out of the all of the stuff. However, there are some some set of people who are starting to actually see the value in the blockchain. And some of the blockchain people are starting to communicate in terms that this this web two businesses understand. So in the web three community, what I'm usually saying that it is decentralization, it is censorship resistance, and blah, blah, blah, all of these different mantras that we usually use, and I truly believe in them. But in case I'm going to go with such a pitch to the web two business, they're going to say that I'm crazy. What censorship resistant? What are you talking about? Why do we need to think about it? But web two people, they understand things like, okay, in case I'm going to tokenize your portfolio, these will enable a better price discovery, since you're able to create more liquid markets of these assets. And you are able to stimulate the secondary markets together. And perhaps in case your portfolio assets are pretty big, then you are able to fractionalize this, and offer just fractions of this to the potential customer base. And maybe you're able to create even new use cases with these with these assets, because you would be able to use them as collateral and create some maybe perks for it and maybe some some additional things, which all together leads to better capital efficiency. And when I'm saying these two web two people to the managers of the funds, they suddenly understand, oh, yeah, I would like my capital to be more efficient. So I'm able to earn more money. And then he asks, okay, what what are we going to do? And I'm saying, okay, so this is the blockchain, there is distinct real world asset tokenization, there are regulations, there are some jurisdictions where you are able to do this. And then on top of these, you are able to put defined primitives in order to allow you to have this higher, you know, kind of better, better condition of your capital. So, so that is the talk that they understand. And I believe this is this is the biggest thing that that we've achieved, I think that that crypto entrepreneurs, they will slowly but surely be beginning to to grow up. And instead of saying that our parents know nothing, and we're going to start a revolution here and change everything, burn everything down. But instead, we're saying, you know what, it seems like they know something. And through the cooperation with them, we are able to do our revolution, maybe not that Sparky, but rather much more efficient, and super and very important much sooner, in case we're going to be on our own. And why would a web to business use Aurora cloud as opposed to adopting a layer two in the Ethereum ecosystem? Oh, yeah, that's that's it is an important thing to be a good partner, right. And take into account that crypto market is less than 1% of all of the global market, it is plenty of space for everybody. And there is there is no need to make a choice, right, especially take into account that security becomes a utility. In case they would like to have this additional fancy security that is provided by Ethereum, or maybe some other chain or maybe anything else, well, you can just turn it on. In fact, Aurora has already incorporated some pieces of the of the security connection with Ethereum blockchain. So it is just, you know, thinking of as an alternative, right? I cannot fully say that, you know, Aurora is an L2 on top of Ethereum, it is not fully correct. Even though I cannot say that people have a generic understanding and common understanding of what L2 is. But I would not say it right. So it is just about providing to to the customers to the businesses, proper service, and actually finding some specific things that that can feed them better. So because of the fast, for example, within some use cases of our customers, it is very important for them to be able to have this kind of permissioned layer where they are able to restrict who is using the blockchain, and who is able to deploy smart contracts there, right. So it is it should it is not the use case is not designed to be a trustless and permissionless network. For other use cases, it is extremely important to to reach the full finality of the transaction really, really fast in seconds. And if we're talking about the solutions like Optimism or, you know, Arbitrum, these these solutions for the kind of final for the kind of ultimate finality, it takes hours for them to do this. And it's not very convenient for them. So so they want to have something that is a little bit faster. And there are some minor things. But in general, the 90% of the important thing is that businesses need to have good partner that will provide SLAs, availability, support, and the ability to just dial in the phone, they just do just about being a good partner and provide the service that they need. And they need blockchain, it doesn't matter for them whether it is an L2 or app chain or any specific nitty gritty thing that we distinguish, while for them, it is all about just the blockchain stuff. And how do you handle SLAs in a decentralized way? That's a good question. The honest answer will be that we are not handling SLAs in a decentralized way. We do have partners with which we are working and with which our cloud is, is kind of kind of sold together, right. So for example, we do have on Aurora mainnet multiple oracles that are working and they're supplying data using even decentralized networks of the oracles. And then this data is available for other networks because of the cross contract cost and this interoperability mechanism that is in place. So this integration is there by default. Another great partners of ours is obviously the graph because many people are asking about understanding how to index data and how to get some information from the blockchain. And then I'm saying to them that, look, this is a very special type of a database and you are not able to easily read information from it because you need to index it. And then it is kind of more, right? So what they need to have is the support of the graph and then they are able to access this information. So it is about working with partners to make sure that these partners are also providing infrastructure that is necessary for the customers to have on their own chains. Absolutely. And what I've noticed is that you've always made user onboarding a priority and your wallet experience feels more like a web two experience versus web three. Can you tell us a little bit about the wallet on Aurora pass that's part of Aurora cloud? Yeah. Thanks for that question. And thanks for using, for trying it out. Indeed, our belief is that we can't throw in the face of people, all of the complexities of the blockchain. Early movers are able to understand this and go through the hustles of understanding what the chain is, double checking the transaction, double checking the spending limits, approval limits, you know, all of this things. But it is extremely complicated and it is not natural for ordinary users and it is kind of extremely slow for them. Ordinary users know how to read the URL in case there is a green HTTPS, then they feel comfortable. And in case it is rage, red HTTP, then kind of is not very comfortable for them, but that's, but that's literally it. They are not going to go in the depth of the SSL certificates and stuff like that. These days have gone past, especially taking into account the speeds of the information and the decisions that must be made by people nowadays. So removing these complexities from the users, making sure that it is not complicated for them at all, making sure that there are as low barriers, that the barriers for entrance for them are as low as possible. It is a crucial thing to onboard TikTokers into the blockchain, right? And that is extremely, extremely important. And because of this, we're focusing on the user experience. And because of these, we have developed the protocol level metatransactions when users are able to execute transactions and approve these transactions without having any crypto on their accounts. And because of this, because of this tech, deep internal technical stuff, we are able to create great user experience. And that's, that's one of the biggest, biggest and most important things for us. In the end, the most valuable company in the world, which is Apple is winning the market just because of their user experience and similar interactions with their devices. And which proves the point that user experiences is the key in any major and massive, massive scaled use cases. So here's something new. Bumper your assets to defend them from price drops without losing upside exposure. You set a price floor and term length, then lock your tokens into the protocol. When your term ends, if the price has fallen under your floor, you leave with stable points at the floor value. Otherwise you just take your original asset back benefit from 30% cheaper premiums than options or earn three to 18% real yield as a liquidity provider bumper just launched and is offering a share in $250,000 of bump tokens to early users. And then zooming out a little bit, what's the overall role of Aurora labs as you see it in the future of Aurora, this decentralized future? Yeah, so we're simple guys. We are, we are engineers. And what we are doing in Aurora is that we are creating and we are moving the technology forward. We do have a vision on how this technology should evolve and what things should be entering the ecosystem. However, we understand that this is a technical and technological point of view on the fence. And already at the moment, Aurora itself is governed by Aurora DAO, which is a DAO in between the major participants in the ecosystem. And this DAO is committed to decentralize the governance even further and making sure that every single Aurora token holder, when there is Aurora token, which is a governance token, is actually participating in the governance of the chain. There are already at the moment, multiple pretty influential groups inside of Aurora that have their own ideas on how on how they are going to develop things. And we are pretty happy about such a development. Again, we are engineers, we know how to how to deliver proper technology, we know how to make it robust. And, and that's great when when other people are also able to get on board and take care of other things inside of the ecosystem. And I think it's safe to say that there's consensus that Ethereum layer twos have solved scaling. Would you agree with that? Kind of. I do believe that the technology that we have right now, and in the future years to come, is going to eventually decrease a lot the block space itself. And it is going to be and which is from my point of view, the answer to the question whether the scaling question is solved on a scaling problem is solved. Absolutely. And then looking forward in the future, maybe two to five years, what are you most excited for? Two to five, probably, this is not going to happen. But my first thought, when I joined blockchain in 2015, was, oh, my God, you're able to implement verifiable democracy, when people are able to do elections using zk primitives in a fair and transparent way, and there will be no way how to bribe people. Because people can cast multiple votes and other things. And that thing was one of the first things that that election mechanism was one of the first things that I designed as an engineer for the blockchain. And, and I'm just, I'm trying to push blockchain technology forward. Obviously, businesses are going to adapt it much sooner than governments. But I hope that we're going to see proper election mechanisms adopted in the world in the in the progressive democracies of the world to even empower their democratic institutes. Yeah, I'm not sure that the governments want it to be verifiable. The state of the world today, kinda from one side, but I, let me put it that way, I refuse to live in a world that is, you know, only corrupted, right? I believe and this is my faith is that good intentions are going to prevail. And, and some leaders are going to have enough courage in order to implement these changes. And after these, the the Pareto equilibrium of the citizens and the government is going to shift from lose-lose point and when there is no trust in between the parties into into quite a lot of trust, which eventually would lead to win-win situation for everybody. Absolutely, you and me both. I think it's very clear that it'll either be kind of centralized and corrupt or self-sovereign free and decentralized. And I'll give every day that I can to ensuring we get to the free decentralized version of the world as soon as possible. And who knows, maybe we can use world coins proof of humanity to vote and have fair elections. Who knows what the future holds? Maybe so, although I'm not scanning my eyeballs. Oh, there you have it. Amazing. Well, how can people get in touch with you? So the best and the most straightforward thing is obviously crypto Twitter, or should we call it crypto X right now? You can find me at Alex Aurora dev. I'm super simple. This is also my email and my telegram account. So in case you prefer these means of communication, you're able to do it. Amazing. And the last question is just, how are you defiant? I'm from Ukraine, which is Eastern Europe. And it means that the majority of the smart people in the world will ultimately say that I'm defiant in every single thing that I'm doing. So but what I can tell you from the recent things is that the, at the moment near protocol is doing a very nice and interesting initiative that is called near digital connective. And this is an approach to the decentralization of the governance in the near ecosystem, because at the moment, the majority of the governance powers are concentrated in the near foundation, which is just an org nonprofit, but still just a single organization with a single CEO with a single general counsel and so on. So, and there is this initiative, the great initiative of decentralizing also governance powers in the near ecosystem. And, and I'm running for and there is literally elections happening right now, maybe at the moment when you're listening to this podcast, the results are going to be already in place. And this initiative, within this initiative, anyone is able to run for one of the three kind of branches of the governance within the ecosystem. So I'm running for one of them. And all of the candidates are required to put down their agenda and their vision on how to change things. And I can say that, like, I'm opposing almost everything that is done right now in the ecosystem. And I'm saying that this is not the way to go, you need to focus on on other things. The cool thing about it is that it seems that the community that is aligned with the community sentiment and, and at the moment for this particular house, I'm the most prominent candidate, let's see how things are going to go. It seems that quite a lot of people are defined in general in your ecosystem. Amazing. Well, exciting and good luck with it. Keep us posted on how it goes. Amazing. Well, thank you so much, Alex, for coming on. We appreciate it. Absolutely my pleasure, Tegan.
"aurora" Discussed on The Defiant - DeFi Podcast
"People are kind of split in between different cohorts. We have several very successful gaming projects that are working on Aurora. And together with our protocol level metatransactions. So it's like account abstraction is not an abstraction on Aurora. It actually works already for two years. So what what is it is good, why the reason why it is good for the gaming companies is that they are able to onboard users without them onboarding to the crypto. So they are able to send transactions with them, and they don't need to own crypto. And, and this is a good thing. So we have several pretty successful gaming projects. But there are also DeFi protocols, obviously, in the current market conditions, the liquidity is drying out across all of the alternative chains, except for Ethereum, and maybe some of the extremely big ones. Yeah, so the liquidity is not that big, but still people continue to use some of the some of the things. There is also an NFT community that is spread across several different marketplaces. And I'm pretty happy to see quite a lot of NFT artists from from LATAM working on Aurora, they produce some really amazing art. Amazing. And would you consider it a layer two or more of a shard? So it's kind of alluding to the question that was before it is, it is like a mixture of everything. So from the standpoint of the way how we are how Aurora inherits the security of the near blockchain, you can think of Aurora as an L2, since every single transaction that is executed on Aurora is validated by the near blockchain, right? From that standpoint, we are an L2. And near blockchain currently is executed in parallel on four shards, this number can be increased in case there is a kind of more load on near and actually people now are considering this. And the way how the distribution of the smart contracts in between the shards are happening at the moment is not automatic. So so the smart contracts are mapped to the shards. And it happens that Aurora occupies one shard that is dedicated to Aurora, one shard of the near protocol. So from the standpoint of the runtime, Aurora itself actually is a shard. So we are both an L2 and also a shard on near. Thank you for that. And Aurora and near took off in 2021 2022. That boom and markets has have obviously changed since then. What's it what has it been like to develop and maintain momentum in the heyday, but then also kind of post the crash? Changed and you you maybe were one down 90% and even more. So obviously, it is it is quite a challenging position, especially for myself, because it is always in such a mayhem and such moments of apathy and disbelief. People are turning their eyes on the leaders and are trying to follow them in case they have the faith. Right. And I'm not talking about myself only. I'm talking about the generic mood of the of the of the blockchain community. Right. And for for my team, I need to take both very strong position, but also supportive position for them. And I'm sure many crypto entrepreneurs are facing absolutely the same challenges they need to spend lots of time with their teams, convincing on showing and sharing with them their vision of where to go and explaining that. And this will end absolutely in the same way how other bear markets ended and and everything will be back to normal. And we're going to transition into the growth phase. Right. But besides that, you still need to continue and be together with people to get back in trenches and work with them together and deliver things. So so this is an extremely important time.
"aurora" Discussed on The Defiant - DeFi Podcast
"So and from that standpoint, it doesn't matter how to call these EVMs. It is the largest execution environments and the rest of kind of a security layer that is attached to it. And maybe data availability layer and maybe some additional layers, right. But from my point of view, it's it's it's not that that important. The thing that is important from my point of view, is the interoperability in between these chains. Because the thing that is going to influence us a lot in the future, and we have seen it with the rainbow bridge and two years of successful operations of the rainbow bridge and understanding the problems of, of the bridges is that in case the ecosystems are disjointed, then it brings confusion to users who do not understand where their assets are, and how to perform the some kind of specific operations in case they need it, but there is some kind of black swan event of, and then some of the networks are not able to process transactions quickly, right. And this is one thing, one part of it, but the other part is just the economical reasons, right, in case there are multiple disjointed ecosystems, then the interoperability in between this, then it means that the assets are split. It's like in New York Stock Exchange, and there are some assets that are trading on, on whatever Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and they are not, they are not interoperable, like you are not able to, to utilize all of the depth of both liquidities into a single solution. And that's, and this is a problem. So which leads to kind of less liquid markets, and again, even bigger economical losses to the users who are performing this. So the interaction between the L2s is an important point, and I admire the direction that optimism is chosen towards the super chain in order to deliver this thing. In our solution, in Aurora Cloud, we already have this, this interoperability in place, specifically because of the combination of Aurora Tech and NIR, because Aurora's solutions is, is like in just a smart contract on top of NIR, absolutely the same way as L2s are just smart contracts on, on the Ethereum blockchains, and with some additional validation and sequencing outside of the network. But literally, Aurora's are smart contracts. And the cool thing about it, since we're settling every single transaction, these transactions are able to cross call smart contracts in between these different, different instances of Aurora. So so app chains versus L2s and things why both of these are fascinating from my point of view, to keep it short, I believe they are going to converge and it is going to be just maybe a new word for this. And everybody who is working in both of these directions, need to be open minded and incorporate all of the ideas from the other direction, you know, to build the ultimate solution for scaling Ethereum. Looking to grow your community's trust in your project? Explore UNCX Network, the home of liquidity logging and secure DeFi token services. With over 4000 locks created and a TVL upwards of 200 million, they have a reputation for secure products that developers can rely on. Their services cover most EVM chains and include an ILO launchpad, token vesting, token minting, staking and farms as a service and the most reputable liquidity lockers on the market. And you're empowering dapps at Aurora. Can you tell us who's using Aurora EVM today? So we have a pretty vibrant ecosystem. We are at the moment at approximately 260,000 monthly active users on Aurora.
"aurora" Discussed on The Defiant - DeFi Podcast
"Welcome to The Defiant. I'm your host, Tegan Kline. Today, we are joined by Alex Shevchenko, CEO of Aurora Labs, a layer two scaling solution built on NEAR. Alex has a doctoral degree in math and physics. Today, we get into the details behind Aurora Labs, the difference between Aurora Cloud and the Aurora EVM, how they have survived the market crash, Alex's vision of Ethereum layer twos, his conviction in an app chain future, and so much more. But first, Alex tells us his current focus at Aurora Labs. I'm focusing on everything about the CEO job at Aurora Labs, the company that is developing the core core products for Aurora ecosystem. And obviously, if we're talking about these core products, it's this is the EVM solution itself that works on top of NEAR. We are also developers and maintainers of the Rainbow Bridge, one of the few bridges that are trustless and permissionless in the world. And this is the major, well, kind of the main bridge in between Ethereum and NEAR can be to be solution that is called Aurora Cloud that that is a set of products that simplifies the onboarding of businesses into the blockchain. Amazing. And can you tell us a little bit more about the difference between the two? Which two the Aurora Cloud and Aurora itself? So Aurora is the kind of is just an EVM compatible network that is working on top of NEAR. It started kind of like an compatibility layer on top of NEAR because NEAR is fast. And the transactions execution speed is really low or is it fast, right? Or is it high? But also the finality is really fast, right? So and it just makes sense to give an opportunity to get these features for the folks who are working inside of the Ethereum ecosystem, right? So it was kind of a compatibility layer for both NEAR in terms of the smart contracts from the Ethereum that can be deployed and for the Ethereum community to be able to scale, right? So, and it is a permissionless network, anyone is able to deploy, do whatever they want to do on this network. It is just settled on NEAR blockchain, you can think of it as a very specific type of an L2 that settles every single transaction. So it is not, there is no kind of batching of the transactions and then settlement of it, but rather every single transaction is settled. While Aurora Cloud itself is kind of a scaled effort of Aurora. So with Aurora Cloud, now anyone is able to launch their own fork of Aurora and set their own rules inside of this fork, including limiting the access to some particular individuals. This might be members of a DAO, this might be some people who performed the KYC checks, still in the world where regulations around blockchain are tightening up. So many people are starting to ask these questions. They are able to set up their own custom base token and custom fee models and stuff like that. There are many, many different things that can be customized within setting up these blockchains. You can think of Aurora Cloud as an AWS, but with decentralized computing instead of a centralized computer. Amazing. We love that. And then what motivated you to start Aurora Labs? So actually it is Ilya, the founder of NEAR protocol. So I joined in 2020 NEAR ecosystem and I was focused. My position was product manager about everything that is Ethereum focused. It was a vague idea for EVM and it was semi done kind of proof of concept of the rainbow bridge. So I was working on this stuff and then kind of after three months when we figured out with the data that we can work pretty efficiently together, that maybe what we can do is spin out from the NEAR organization in the alignment with all of the blockchain values, decentralization and resistance of the central point of attack. So more people or more teams, smaller teams, they are able to move faster, deliver faster. And this is actually what we have been focusing on. This is a kind of joint decision that was extremely positive. And since then, since 2021, we are in a very, very good contact. And Aurora is one of the core projects on the NEAR blockchain. Amazing. And I want to talk about why you chose NEAR specifically in a moment. But before we do that, I would love to hear the mission of the company. So the mission of the company, as it is said in our documents, is to build the infrastructure for super empowered people. So there is this, there are multiple kind of key components of this mission. One is the infrastructure, we are focusing on infrastructure, we're an infrastructure company, right? And people who are building blockchains are built infrastructure. So we're kind of very much in the same spot together with GRAV. And what we're saying by super empowered people, we do believe that blockchain actually empowers people empowers new use cases is not the old style, fashioned old old fashioned kind of web to businesses that unfortunately lead into a very disproportionate wealth distribution. And many, many not equal opportunities for everybody and people are not able to control the things that it is their right to control, including governance powers, their financials and so on. So by unleashing the humanity with this new technology, by giving this technology to them, we do believe that people, entrepreneurs and builders are going to become supercharged or super empowered. And then because of this, it is formulated like that. Amazing. And why did you choose the NIR ecosystem as opposed to maybe the Ethereum ecosystem? What was it about NIR? Yeah, so I would say that we are kind of in between these two things, right? Because of this specific kind of background story of how Aurora wasn't created, that we started at NIR, I cannot say that I have had lots of choice, right, where to choose because I was invited to join NIR and then we have been working on NIR with my team. However, if I would have a second chance, or right now I would need to choose which blockchain to build a solution like Aurora, right now, I would still choose NIR. And the reason behind that is that, well, first of all, I'm an engineer, I'm a technical guy. So the important thing for me is the technology and the robustness of the solution that I'm using for as a core partner inside of my project. And NIR blockchain is just a jewel in all of the blockchain kind of tech. It is focused on, from my point of view, the proper way of escaping things through the sharding approach, something that the Ethereum community was exploring with Ethereum 2.0 previously, and later on switch to the L2 kind of narrative. So from my point of view, it makes lots of sense, it can bring many, many very great benefits, including the composability of all of the different applications on this blockchain.
A highlight from "Layer 2s and AppChains Will Converge" : Aurora Labs CEO Alex Shevchenko
"Welcome to The Defiant. I'm your host, Tegan Kline. Today, we are joined by Alex Shevchenko, CEO of Aurora Labs, a layer two scaling solution built on NEAR. Alex has a doctoral degree in math and physics. Today, we get into the details behind Aurora Labs, the difference between Aurora Cloud and the Aurora EVM, how they have survived the market crash, Alex's vision of Ethereum layer twos, his conviction in an app chain future, and so much more. But first, Alex tells us his current focus at Aurora Labs. I'm focusing on everything about the CEO job at Aurora Labs, the company that is developing the core core products for Aurora ecosystem. And obviously, if we're talking about these core products, it's this is the EVM solution itself that works on top of NEAR. We are also developers and maintainers of the Rainbow Bridge, one of the few bridges that are trustless and permissionless in the world. And this is the major, well, kind of the main bridge in between Ethereum and NEAR can be to be solution that is called Aurora Cloud that that is a set of products that simplifies the onboarding of businesses into the blockchain. Amazing. And can you tell us a little bit more about the difference between the two? Which two the Aurora Cloud and Aurora itself? So Aurora is the kind of is just an EVM compatible network that is working on top of NEAR. It started kind of like an compatibility layer on top of NEAR because NEAR is fast. And the transactions execution speed is really low or is it fast, right? Or is it high? But also the finality is really fast, right? So and it just makes sense to give an opportunity to get these features for the folks who are working inside of the Ethereum ecosystem, right? So it was kind of a compatibility layer for both NEAR in terms of the smart contracts from the Ethereum that can be deployed and for the Ethereum community to be able to scale, right? So, and it is a permissionless network, anyone is able to deploy, do whatever they want to do on this network. It is just settled on NEAR blockchain, you can think of it as a very specific type of an L2 that settles every single transaction. So it is not, there is no kind of batching of the transactions and then settlement of it, but rather every single transaction is settled. While Aurora Cloud itself is kind of a scaled effort of Aurora. So with Aurora Cloud, now anyone is able to launch their own fork of Aurora and set their own rules inside of this fork, including limiting the access to some particular individuals. This might be members of a DAO, this might be some people who performed the KYC checks, still in the world where regulations around blockchain are tightening up. So many people are starting to ask these questions. They are able to set up their own custom base token and custom fee models and stuff like that. There are many, many different things that can be customized within setting up these blockchains. You can think of Aurora Cloud as an AWS, but with decentralized computing instead of a centralized computer. Amazing. We love that. And then what motivated you to start Aurora Labs? So actually it is Ilya, the founder of NEAR protocol. So I joined in 2020 NEAR ecosystem and I was focused. My position was product manager about everything that is Ethereum focused. It was a vague idea for EVM and it was semi done kind of proof of concept of the rainbow bridge. So I was working on this stuff and then kind of after three months when we figured out with the data that we can work pretty efficiently together, that maybe what we can do is spin out from the NEAR organization in the alignment with all of the blockchain values, decentralization and resistance of the central point of attack. So more people or more teams, smaller teams, they are able to move faster, deliver faster. And this is actually what we have been focusing on. This is a kind of joint decision that was extremely positive. And since then, since 2021, we are in a very, very good contact. And Aurora is one of the core projects on the NEAR blockchain. Amazing. And I want to talk about why you chose NEAR specifically in a moment. But before we do that, I would love to hear the mission of the company. So the mission of the company, as it is said in our documents, is to build the infrastructure for super empowered people. So there is this, there are multiple kind of key components of this mission. One is the infrastructure, we are focusing on infrastructure, we're an infrastructure company, right? And people who are building blockchains are built infrastructure. So we're kind of very much in the same spot together with GRAV. And what we're saying by super empowered people, we do believe that blockchain actually empowers people empowers new use cases is not the old style, fashioned old old fashioned kind of web to businesses that lead unfortunately into a very disproportionate wealth distribution. And many, many not equal opportunities for everybody and people are not able to control the things that it is their right to control, including governance powers, their financials and so on. So by unleashing the humanity with this new technology, by giving this technology to them, we do believe that people, entrepreneurs and builders are going to become supercharged or super empowered. And then because of this, it is formulated like that. Amazing. And why did you choose the NIR ecosystem as opposed to maybe the Ethereum ecosystem? What was it about NIR? Yeah, so I would say that we are kind of in between these two things, right? Because of kind this specific of background story of how Aurora wasn't created, that we started at NIR, I cannot say that I have had lots of choice, right, where to choose because I was invited to join NIR and then we have been working on NIR with my team. However, if I would have a second chance, or right now I would need to choose which blockchain to build a solution like Aurora, right now, I would still choose NIR. And the reason behind that is that, well, first of all, I'm an engineer, I'm a technical guy. So the important thing for me is the technology and the robustness of the solution that I'm using for as a core partner inside of my project. And NIR blockchain is just a jewel in all of the blockchain kind of tech. It is focused on, from my point of view, the proper way of escaping things through the sharding approach, something that the Ethereum community was exploring with Ethereum 2 .0 previously, and later on switch to the L2 kind of narrative. So from my point of view, it makes lots of sense, it can bring many, many very great benefits, including the composability of all of the different applications on this blockchain.
A highlight from MilitaryFares.com with Scott Lara
"Scott Lehrer president of military affairs comm is a US Navy veteran taking his passion of traveling and serving fellow veterans He was recently appointed president of military affairs comm an online travel website giving deep discounts to veterans coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that Trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success and now your host Joe Crane As a member of not -for -profit Navy Federal puts members at the heart of every single thing they do Find out more at Navy federal org Alright today we're talking with Navy veteran Scott Laura who is a president of military affairs comm Scott You and I've been in you know in loose touch for several years now You've been following the podcast like almost way back since the beginning if I remember correct Absolutely, just a huge fan of the podcast and appreciate everything you do Joe for our veterans and family members of veterans Yeah, so let's start off like we usually do take us back and tell us what you did the Navy Oh my gosh back in 1979 I was working at the Kmart camera department in Aurora, Illinois Just outside of Chicago and I was about to graduate from high school and my assistant manager there said Scott What do you want to do after high school? I said I have no clue, but I don't want to go to school You know don't want to go to college and he goes well join the Navy see the world Well, the problem is he didn't tell me that the world was 75 % water. So I joined the Navy When I went into Chicago to get all registered They said, you know, what do you want to be? I said, I really don't know and they said well What about a fire controlman? I said, well, I don't want to fight fires and the guy laughed He goes well about like being a radarman and it's like that sounds cool and they said, okay Well, you'll go to boot camp here in Chicago in a couple weeks. I said I'm going to San Diego They said you're going to San Diego cuz I mean I joined in set in September and it was starting to get cold So I went to yeah, I went to boot camp in San Diego at 79 then I went to a school at Damnet, Virginia Went up to Maine to get my ship the Morrison FFG 13. It was in three pieces in Bath, Maine They put it together. We sailed down to Boston and Was commissioned there went to Mayport Went to church there in Jackson, but here in Jacksonville met my wife I'm married 39 years to grown kids and two grandkids And so I love the Navy and all over the world Italy Spain France Panama Canal off the coast of Iran and Iraq and I love the Navy but I stayed in nine years It was just really hard on my wife with two small children So I got out and then I went on my entrepreneurial journey. We'll talk a little bit about that What was your transition like when you got out of the Navy you get a job right away? Was the entrepreneurship thing already there? Well, fortunately and the one thing I want to share with the audience. It's who you know, and You've got to be out there you and it's not even the internet It's just like who do you know? Because I knew some people and I was able to get a job with a division of driver's license in, Florida So I got out I immediately had a job I wasn't making a ton of money but I was an employee and I worked there and then I of course I got a couple other jobs to as Other things opened up. But yeah again for those folks that are listening to the podcast you got to get out there There's no one who's gonna promote you but you and you got to be professional. You got to look good You got to speak good and it's who you know, and I will just say for anybody listening reach out to Joe or myself We would both love to help anybody to to move into that transition the only thing I would caution you about is that a lot of people will try to come after veterans and say hey Join this franchise and you know 50 $100 ,000 and a lot of us don't have that kind of money A lot of us don't have time to go back to school Now a lot of guys do have the GI Bill or other Opportunities like that, but I always love helping fellow veterans get on the path to a good job and success Yeah, it's so true it's who you know and unfortunately if you've been in the military like you were for nine years You may not have a big civilian network But you might have a network of veterans that got out before you and keep in touch with them but I hear I've heard stories were like I applied for a thousand jobs and didn't get one response from anybody and it's like Well, that's pretty typical these online job boards most of the time you don't get hired from them unless you know somebody on the inside and Then you still got to apply through the job board and then because you know somebody your Application gets pulled and then you find your way in it's it's it's all about who you know Definitely one super secret tip. I'll share Joe is that veterans get one free year of LinkedIn premium so just go on LinkedIn you know let them know you're a veteran and There's lots of free courses on LinkedIn and that that's my secret. I mean, that's how I know people Being in the travel industry getting to know the CEOs of these travel of these cruise lines And once you're on LinkedIn and you reach out to them and be humble be nice. I am so -and -so and But again, the problem with the military is they really don't prepare us for civilian work We veterans think well just because we're a veteran or we work hard and we're dedicated. We should automatically get the job Well, the job market is so tight now that they're being very selective on who they hire Yeah, they want they want somebody to have all the qualifications that they already need They don't want to train somebody like the military always does train people from scratch In the civilian sector, they don't they don't have time to train you They they need you making them money from day one And but there are there are some good skills military guys have as far as you know The soft skills the leadership the motivation You know, they show up to work on time They're not late, you know, those kind of things can be huge Some some people like to view those things as maybe the givens of a typical good employee But if you don't have some of those basic skills that the job requires, it's it's really tough for civilian companies You know to hire you and bring you in because they can't afford To train people for months or years on end like the military does well Joe You make a very good point in addition to that guys. You can't go in. I want 80. I want 90 I want a hundred you may need to go in for 25 or 30 thousand get your fee You know be trainable be open listen learn and once they see that then you can go up But I think so many people Joe think, you know I deserve 70 80 90 100 and maybe your wife or your spouse wants you to make that money To bring it in but you got to be realistic absolutely As a member owned not -for -profit Navy Federal puts members at the heart of every single thing that they do Low fees and great rates resources to help you crush your financial goals 24 -7 access to stateside member service representatives with award -winning customer service earnings and savings of four hundred seventy three dollars per year by banking with us an average credit card APR that's six percent lower than the industry average a Market leading regular savings rate nearly two times the industry average I'm still with Navy Federal after 33 years and not going anywhere Navy Federal is insured by NCUA NFC you reserves the right to change or just continue promotions and rates at any time without notice Dollar value shown represents the results of the 2022 Navy Federal member give back study credit card value claim based on 2022 internal average APR assigned to members Compared to the advertising industry APA average published on credit cards comm value claim based on 2022 internal regular savings rate average compared to 2022 industry regular service average rate published by FDIC gov learn more at Navy federal org In a startling description the UN food chief warned the world with words knocking on famines door He called what we're facing a perfect storm of a perfect storm He's not alone parents published that a food shortage could be coming even in the u .s.
A highlight from Session 5 Evangelism
"Another somebody item just asked me coming in said is there any, I forget his wording, but is there any problem if we happen to disagree with some of the material in the books? Absolutely not. I probably disagree with a whole lot of it. That was particularly in connection with leading the church into the 21st century by Dr. Stoll. I think there's good material in there for us to consider whether we agree with everything or not. I think it's excellent material on how there's a difference today. We don't want to let that difference make us think that we have to abandon biblical principles. There's the idea abroad today you cannot do door -to -door work anymore. I'll tell you it's a whole lot harder. It's a lot more difficult. I started a church in Aurora, Colorado in 1952, a new church, the Church of Hoffman Heights Baptist. There were 8 ,000 houses in that community. It was East Aurora. It wasn't even incorporated into the city of Aurora at the time. 8 ,000 new houses and my wife and I were able to work out a deal with a finance company that we got one of those and started a church in the living room of our house. I made it a policy to just knock on doors and I knocked on doors. I tried to hit a minimum of 50 doors a week. I didn't always make that, but I tried to do that. If I knocked on 50 doors, you know what? I would have five new people in church the next Sunday. One out of every ten, I'd get a new person in church. That was in 1952. I've knocked on a lot of doors in Tucson and I don't hit that at all. Door after door after door after door, but we do find some. We've not done a whole lot of door -to -door work. That's really going to get going now in September in a definite way. When we came to Tucson, I used the telephone. Oh, Barna's book says the telephone doesn't work like people think it does. Well, it did for us in Tucson. We used the telephone when we first came. We had nine people in the church besides my wife and me. We used the telephone, got some of the people to call, worked it out. We used it, what's that program you can purchase? Telephones, forms for you. We used that. I didn't use all of their ideas. That's New Evangelical too, but the idea was there and I used it. For week after week after week, we had four new families in our church every Sunday. I'd say that lasted for three months. Week after week after week, we had four new families. Now, we didn't keep many of them. One dose was all they could take. They came the first time and they said, this is not for us and we'll not be back. Some of them wouldn't turn in a visitor's card. Some of them wouldn't go to their door and we made all of our visits by appointment. We'd get those phone calls and we'd make our visits by appointment. When they showed up for church, we made their visits by appointment, my wife and I. There were people who said, no, you don't need to come. When we got there, they told us we were wasting our time coming. But we stayed with it and we did keep some who became the Corps. In fact, we kept some that had stayed with us the whole time. Some decided after a while this is too much for them. But you just stay at it and use every means that's right and proper. I've tried the phones again since then and they aren't working as well now since we're going. Phones for You is built on the idea of a new church getting started. It goes along with the idea of the market -driven church where you find out what the people want, which is absolutely contrary to Scripture. You don't decide what people want, you give them what they need. But it did work. By the way, I mentioned that I started a church in 1952. I have had the privilege of starting 30 churches. Most of them I did not pastor. I'd go into a town for three weeks to a month as an evangelist, rent a building, put up a tent, whatever, and preach the Word of God out of it, get a church started, get a pastor called, and move on. I'd go out in revival meetings and let my love offerings build up until I had enough money to go start a church. Then I'd spend all the money I'd saved on starting a church and be back in revival work. I did that primarily in the West, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, that area, Rocky Mountain region. I did see churches started and still going for the Lord, so praise God. Some of them are not still going, but many of them are. We'd knock on doors, just knock on doors, and get people to come and get a nucleus to work with. You're not going to agree with everything in these books. Yes, sir? When you were knocking on doors for church planting, were you going soul winning or were you doing imitations to your church? The question was, was knocking on doors for church planting, was I doing soul winning or was I just getting them to come to church? When you're starting a new work like that, I made it soul winning. Now when I send our people out today from our church, it will depend on the situation. There are times when we say you knock on the door, you leave them the information, you're not there to win a soul, you're there to find out if there's any prospect possible so we can come back with a soul winning team to win them. There are other times we send them out and say, and we always say this, we ask them to cover a certain number of streets. We give them the street and how many houses are on each side of the street and how many we expect. We tell them that's their assignment for that day and we say we'd like to get this covered, but if you come to a house and it looks as though they're interested, don't go another door. You get inside the house and witness to them and endeavor to win them to Christ. But your main goal out here today is to get us contacts that we can follow up with soul winners in our regular visitation program to win them to Christ. But do use whatever opportunity you have. Do you think the day will ever come when door -to -door visitation will not be effective when other forms may be advisable or necessary or more effective? Well, the day may well come when you won't be able to do door -to -door visitation. It's getting close to that now where the apartment complex is. By the way, the question was, I'm sorry I didn't repeat it. The question was, do I think the day will ever come when we'll find that door -to -door visitation is not effective and we'll need to go other routes. I think we ought to use other routes now, but I do not believe we ought to do what a lot of fellows are saying, and that is abandon door -to -door visitation. I believe we need to stay at it and we're still having people saved. It isn't as easy as it was in 1952, I'll admit that, but I don't believe we ought to give it up.
A highlight from LOGIN TO HELL; the audio book
"In the labyrinth of darkness, the epicenter of our tale reveals itself as a dazzling display of dancing fluorescence. At its helm, a young Alberto, his countenance fresh and enigmatic, glows faintly under the gentle aurora of the colossal supercomputer before him. The boy's wide -eyed wonder paints him as both a shepherd and an explorer carving his first inscription into the shifting dunes of the digital frontier. His irises shimmer with the reflection of an endless stream of cryptic symbols flowing on the electronic canvas before him. His fingers, nimble and eager, pause above the keyboard, imitating a conductor awaiting the stage's silence before summoning the symphony's opening notes. Caught betwixt and between the immaterial ether of cyberspace and the palpable grain of reality, Alberto is akin to a modern -day deadless. His flight is bound not by wax and feathers, but binary and silicon, the harbinger of a journey that promises ecstasy and despair in equal measure. In the background, the shadowy silhouette of a once -naive world looms, its edges blurred and forgotten. The supercomputer, in its radiant magnitude, overpowers the room, effortlessly outshining the feeble resistances of the traditional table lamp and the antiquated stacks of papers. This tapestry of innovation swells with an impending symphony of the unknown. The tableau thrives on the tension between a boy meeting the future and a future inviting the boy. The prelude to Alberto's odyssey swirls around this singular moment, a timeless dance of digital curiosity, culminating in the tantalizing edge of a horizon yet undiscovered. This is his log into hell, the first key struck on the keyboard of his destiny. So so so In the labyrinth of darkness, the epicenter of our tale reveals itself as a dazzling display of dancing fluorescence.
Make Sure to Support Catalina Lauf for Congress
"Tell us your district Tell us where you're running so the people who are listening in that area in our WLS station over there they know to get out and vote for you tomorrow It's super important Yeah if we're in Illinois 11th district so it encompasses parts of mchenry county with Doc mchenry all the way down to Camden hills Alban Lamont bowling brook Naperville north aurora and everything in between that big line As you know the Democrats gerrymandered this seat However we are feeling very confident because the incumbent close to 20 year incumbent Democrat who's been backed by Mike madigan in the corruption it here on Illinois were ready to retire him tomorrow but we can't do it without the support and help of our people here in this district So if you're in that area please get out to vote take your family and friends because it's going to be it's going to be a great one Catalina lauf with AC Catalina Lao AUM look her up What's your website So people can go to your website and find out about you Catalina for Congress dot com and Catalina lauff on all social media platforms
Meet Catalina Lauf, Candidate for US Representative
"So I want to alert America and you folks in Illinois over at two And the candidate on the Republican side is Catalina lauff Catalina Lau How are you ma'am Good thanks so much for having me Mark You're running an Illinois 11th congressional district What towns are included there Give us some examples Yeah Mchenry county I was born and raised in Woodstock parts of mchenry and then all the way down to Naperville aurora bowling brook Lamont and parts of Kane county as well So it's a very big district but Republican at heart and we can flip it with the support
"aurora" Discussed on Cloud Security Podcast by Google
"They're sharing data with a partner that has an NDA, et cetera, or we really can't explain this so we need to move it to the next step. You said the word hunt for listeners at home. That really means like a playbook that ran, right? Yeah, it's essentially an automated playbook. We rate hypotheses for various threat models to say, in this case, if this happened, we would investigate as such. And it steps through that automatically and then presents an analyst with almost a fully formed set of data rather than I'm having to go out and pull the data manually it would take much, much longer and probably get really tedious for them, whereas now they can look at it and only pull any additional data they need to support what they're seeing. And that's one of the things I love about that is exactly that tedious. It's a total tedium reducer or toil reducer, which is huge. And it helps eliminate an analyst fatigue as well. So they know what to expect. They know what they're going to get. And in some ways, the repetition helps because they know what patterns to look for within the tickets. It's a two sided coin there because we need to be careful of the same thing from a fatigue standpoint that they're not just looking there that people are applying some critical thinking as well to say, but there's this thing and that's kind of strange what happened here. But not just by the way, it's a good pointer to the audience is that some of the automation is what you'd expect in a normal outside threat facing team, like a classic stock model, but some of them are very different. And so this is kind of a useful reminder to everybody that just saying, hey, we had to make and they pointed some random label can soar. Like it may not be the automation you need for some of the insider issues. This is not just classics or playbooks. A lot of this is kind of engagement with the human type automation. Yes. So we're running close to time and we have the classic final question, namely, well, it's kind of a split into two. Any recommended reading on the topic, and one tip to improve insider programs inside of your programs. Sure. I have a bunch of recommended reading and from a tip to improve insider programs. I actually have three, but I'll start with the highest. Okay, three. Number one is don't try to boil the ocean, especially for insider programs that are just getting off the ground. Pick your biggest risk items, start there, and that can vary based on the company or the industry they're in. And if you don't
Are All Reagan Presidential Foundation Board Members Reaganites?
"It looks like mostly the board Of the Reagan foundation Which I feel a very close affinity to our Friends and surrogates and confidants of the chairman Fred Ryan to make sure he has no challenges And your little fare early on he was staff assistant at the pregnant president Reagan in the office of presidential advance Where of course he would have met his friend Fred Ryan Just giving you some examples Let's see here We have John lonsdale cofounder managing partner 8 VC a U.S. based venture capital firm which manages $4 billion Something is strange here mister producer Why all these individuals these investors these finance guys there aren't many reaganites on the Reagan border directors ladies and gentlemen and McLaughlin core locus is Steve Forbes is Then you have Susan McCall businesswoman former diplomat and philanthropist She served as the U.S. ambassador to the republic of Austria under whom And is currently president of S and R capital investments We have Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch those are two reaganites Peggy noonan really a reaganite name only Ted Olson used to be an old buddy of mine but he's crossed the railroad tracks Gerald parsky chairman of aurora capital Jim Patterson chairman chief executive officer for sole owner of the Patterson group Canada's third largest privately held company I know that was here oregano
"aurora" Discussed on Sonidos de acá
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AOC's Dress Designer Aurora James Owes Thousands in Unpaid Taxes
"Else. So when you look at that, and it's not ironic, I don't think you need a dictionary to talk about the definition of irony. The irony here is that AOC says she wants to tax the rich and she's for the people. But she's hard knobbing with the rich Now again, this was done to death. I don't want to really redo that. And, like relitigate that on the radio, we know all of that about her. But what's interesting was over the weekend, There was more stories that came out about good old AOC and I thought it was just funny. This is ironic, right that the designer that created this tax the rich dress She owes taxes in the amount of something like 130 K, and she's a Canadian, not American. And this is in the U. K. Daily mail designer clothing brand that devised AOC is tax the rich Met gala dress doesn't even pay its own taxes. Reichard SHOW Aurora James firm failed to pay state and federal taxes totaling 130 K. Now she's 37 year old roller. James. She's the owner and designer. Of this What's it called? I don't want to say a dressmaker. I'm going to see a fashion label right? Called the Brother Valleys and she founded this And she's got three open tax warrants in New York state for failing to withhold income taxes from Employeespaychecks. That's 15 grand. James firm is also the subject of six federal leans legal claims against property for failing to pay a tax that totaling $103,000. And it goes on to say that Canadians also proved she has no problem taking money from taxpayers and her company received over $40,000 in pandemic relief. That's not such a bad thing. I mean, That was a program that was available to business owners. But you should. You should
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Officers and Medics Indicted in Elijah McClain's 2019 Death
"Back in two thousand nineteen hundred twenty three year old. Elijah mclean died after a violent encounter with police today two years after his death a colorado grand jury has finally indicted three police officers and two paramedics our report tonight from nbc news correspondent gabe gutierrez similar unit. We're fighting tonight. Police officers and paramedics in aurora colorado are facing criminal charges after stopping. Twenty-three-year-old elisha mclean while. He walked home from a convenience store here today because allies is not here and he should police had gotten a call about a suspicious man wearing a mask introverts. They restrained him with corroded hull than paramedics injected him with a powerful senate. Kademi is now a thirty to count indictment two officers former officer and two paramedics each face account of manslaughter. In criminally-negligent homicide four of the five also face assault charges mcleans family described him as a kind introvert who played violin to comfort cats at an animal shelter. They say he often wore masks to keep warm because of a blood condition a loud and resounding statement that nobody is above the law right after his death august. Twenty one thousand nine prosecutors did not charge anyone protesters but the case drew renewed attention last year following the murder of george floyd. Some of mclean's last words. I'm just different became a rallying. Cry calling that response. A hysterical overreaction. Today the aurora police union said our officers did nothing wrong. Sadly mr mcclean do a combination of exertion due to his decision to violently resist arrest and a pre existing heart condition but mclean's father wept as he heard the news disneyland. Bit people will be held accountable with the and i know my saying be smiley. Legal experts. Say that while it's unusual for police officers to face charges in this type of case. It's extremely rare for paramedics to do so.
Officers, medics indicted in 2019 death of Elijah McClain
"Three police officers near Denver into paramedics have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of a black man Allisha McLean two years ago a nine one one call was received in Aurora Colorado that McLean looks suspicious all I'm going to change Klein told officers he was just different and didn't have a gun McLean was put in a chokehold injected with powerful sedative Attorney General Phil Weiser says macleans memory will live on as a blessing after his death Colorado continues to lead on law enforcement accountability claims mother Shaneen says her son believed humanity matters that are still working are going to lose their job there's a possibility of all this and the Aurora police association says there was no evidence the officers caused McLain's death I'm a Donahue
Aurora: Man Dead After Shooting at Police
"After an incident in which the man allegedly shot at police officers arrived at a home on South Jericho Street near Himalayas. Last night, A fight had occurred between two men there When police arrived, one man barricaded himself in the home's garage and fired shots at police. Nearby neighbors were evacuated and a shelter in place order given for those farther away. When it's watching entered the garage, they found the suspect dead. No officers were hurt. Flash flooding in
King County Purchases Hotel to Curb Homelessness
"Once again, King County has purchased a motel to help end homelessness in the county. This is the third such purchase officials say about 100. People should be able to live in the former Holiday Inn on Aurora Avenue in north Seattle. Once all three hotels are in full operation, they should be able to accommodate nearly 300
"aurora" Discussed on Shareable
"I also my my call to action of a similar point would be a cadence that works for you and stay consistent so like one of the I wouldn't call mistake. But like one of the things i've learned is that when i tried to write every day like right right everyday like write a blog post or something every day. It wasn't a sustainable pace for me. But i've kept a two blog posts per week sustainable habit because it allows me get everything out in a reasonable amount of time. Have the time side. So i'm very much in agreement about like having a writing habit and i read every single day. So i'm hundred percent behind that as well and steven. Kotler is my go-to expert for the neuroscience a flow. He's got a bunch of great books and there's like twenty one. I think or so things you can do to enhance enhance flow. Ninety minute blocks of time as one cadence is another. You can check that any steven kotler books. Can i tell you my my tip for flow so I have attention deficit issues. And i tried all different things throughout my life to like deal with that and one of the things that i found. Is that the other side of attention. Deficit is like this hyper focus right so if i can just get myself into it like flow for me is like i can accomplish in six hours like what would normally take like thirty or forty hours. Because i'm just working at hyperspeed but the trick is like how to get into it. So what i discovered was. Somebody recommended me doing the pomodoro technique. So here's what. I discovered the pomodoro technique that twenty minute work five minute break. Twenty minute work five minute break. Twenty that whole thing. What i tried when i tried doing that and i tried following it to the letter. It fell apart because i would get to the five minute break and everything's broken so what i started doing. Is i start a pomodoro. I worked for twenty minutes. The alarm goes off. Shut it off. I should i put away the timer and i just keep going. All i need is like the kick just to get the ball rolling and one some twenty minutes into thing. I'm like good to keep going for the next ten hours. So that's my hack is like it's it's not a quite a pomodoro. It's more like a palm starting. Yeah yeah cool. Okay so we have similar stuff i got you got this wim hof in the book you mention. I gotta check that out science flow final final piece of advice. Are there any suggestions. You have for people who want to be more effective at using stories in their life in any area whether it be emails or sales pitches or whatever. What would you recommend us some starting points to immediately start getting better at storytelling in using it more effectively i think the biggest thing i could say the biggest gift be to let people know that it's the highest leverage thing that you can do so we know about the eighty twenty rule. Well if you take the top twenty percent of that top twenty percents. The four percent sixty four percent rule or the four percent of what you do will create the majority of the value. And if you're launching a movement like jeff communication is in that four percent okay so so it's really valuable to focus on. Its second thing is to know. Is that most people do themselves a disservice. Because they don't allow time to master and learn a new skill. they think. I know how to talk. I should be able to talk. I should be able to pitch. And they don't allow any time to learn. But i'd rather that people understand that pitching or storytelling is a lot more like the difference between ballroom dancing and walking that talking to pitching so give yourself time you know when you watch ballroom dancers that it's choreographed that they've practiced for hours to make it look effortless and it's the same with storytelling. Steve jobs practice for three weeks. Before the apple launches why because it mattered. And so do yourself a service. Lean into practicing it and then tell stories everywhere. Tell stories willing. You're in the lineup at starbucks and see when the person glazes over when they lean forward or when they tear up just practice practice practice and then take some training. You can read books about it like a book that we mentioned earlier pitch anything. Yup read my book. Turn words into wealth Steven kotler the art of impossible. Practice practice practice learn learn. Learn and do yourself in the world to save her a favor by becoming all that you can be and storytelling is part of that love. It love it. We are like so simpatico. Oh we're like Celestial siblings or something. You've been a phenomenal guest. I want to give you a period in the show right here to talk all about yourself shamelessly promote yourself you have earned the right to just boast and tell people where they can connect with you where they can buy anything that you sell or just. It's your time in the show so just go nuts. Tell people all about it. Thanks death well. If people want to connect with me linked in is actually the best lincoln slash in aurora winter. A u. r. r. a. w. i n. t. r. i. Website is winter. My most recent book turned. Words into wealth is available on amazon apple. Kobo in wherever books are sold. So grab yourself a copy. And what i specialize in as i specialize in helping those people who are up to something. They're launching a movement. They're launching a business and they are ready to get you know. Vip executive help with their stories. And then what i do is i interview them. I call it the spoken author method in to become an author without that painful process that you just went through so i interview people and and structure the book for them and they actually have fun and then they leave all the hard work to me and my team so that's something that That i really love to do. I've helped people Pitch a lot of people have come to me with a good idea and no capital and after they've taken my training they've raised seven figures of capital and it's gone from twelve people on their team to four hundred people on their team. So that's the difference that a story can make and some people have written books with me producing them and maybe goes writing them. But i can't tell you who and their businesses have increased by a factor of four million dollars or so so that's an roi. Yeah oh my god. That's so interesting. And obviously if if i wasn't such a control freak i would one hundred percent use a service like this but i will say my editor and the substantive process we've been going through like tweaking and and and honing it and all of that has been like incredibly invaluable So i fully support Services that that you're offering where people can kind of say. I have this big idea. I don't know how to talk about it. I'm not good at the story. Part of the structure whatever. Just here's my big idea. Helped me make it happen I i just think that you know services like that are so incredibly valuable. And it's obviously you know what you're doing for anybody who's been listening because this episodes been like freaking awesome like just jam-packed of awesomeness so thank you for coming on the show. Thank you listeners. For tuning in. I hope you got a lot out of this. I know sure is how i did So if you did make sure that you give us five star rating on i tunes share it with somebody Tell someone about it You know i guess which would make the episode sharable wait. Don't leave if you've never listened to my fancy altro do it just once for me please. Okay if you enjoy sharable and you find it valuable. There's a few ways that you can support the show one. You can share it on social media. Which i strongly encourage. I mean it's literally. The name of the show cheryl too..
"aurora" Discussed on Shareable
"So i'm very much in agreement about like having a writing habit and i read every single day. So i'm hundred percent behind that as well and steven. Kotler is my go-to expert for the neuroscience a flow. He's got a bunch of great books and there's like twenty one. I think or so things you can do to enhance enhance flow. Ninety minute blocks of time as one cadence is another. You can check that any steven kotler books. Can i tell you my my tip for flow so I have attention deficit issues. And i tried all different things throughout my life to like deal with that and one of the things that i found. Is that the other side of attention. Deficit is like this hyper focus right so if i can just get myself into it like flow for me is like i can accomplish in six hours like what would normally take like thirty or forty hours. Because i'm just working at hyperspeed but the trick is like how to get into it. So what i discovered was. Somebody recommended me doing the pomodoro technique. So here's what. I discovered the pomodoro technique that twenty minute work five minute break. Twenty minute work five minute break. Twenty that whole thing. What i tried when i tried doing that and i tried following it to the letter. It fell apart because i would get to the five minute break and everything's broken so what i started doing. Is i start a pomodoro. I worked for twenty minutes. The alarm goes off. Shut it off. I should i put away the timer and i just keep going. All i need is like the kick just to get the ball rolling and one some twenty minutes into thing. I'm like good to keep going for the next ten hours. So that's my hack is like it's it's not a quite a pomodoro. It's more like a palm starting. Yeah yeah cool. Okay so we have similar stuff i got you got this wim hof in the book you mention. I gotta check that out science flow final final piece of advice. Are there any suggestions. You have for people who want to be more effective at using stories in their life in any area whether it be emails or sales pitches or whatever. What would you recommend us some starting points to immediately start getting better at storytelling in using it more effectively i think the biggest thing i could say the biggest gift be to let people know that it's the highest leverage thing that you can do so we know about the eighty twenty rule. Well if you take the top twenty percent of that top twenty percents. The four percent sixty four percent rule or the four percent of what you do will create the majority of the value. And if you're launching a movement like jeff communication is in that four percent okay so so it's really valuable to focus on. Its second thing is to know. Is that most people do themselves a disservice. Because they don't allow time to master and learn a new skill. they think. I know how to talk. I should be able to talk. I should be able to pitch. And they don't allow any time to learn. But i'd rather that people understand that pitching or storytelling is a lot more like the difference between ballroom dancing and walking that talking to pitching so give yourself time you know when you watch ballroom dancers that it's choreographed that they've practiced for hours to make it look effortless and it's the same with storytelling. Steve jobs practice for three weeks. Before the apple launches why because it mattered. And so do yourself a service. Lean into practicing it and then tell stories everywhere. Tell stories willing. You're in the lineup at starbucks and see when the person glazes over when they lean forward or when they tear up just practice practice practice and then take some training. You can read books about it like a book that we mentioned earlier pitch anything. Yup read my book. Turn words into wealth Steven kotler the art of impossible. Practice practice practice learn learn. Learn and do yourself in the world to save her a favor by becoming all that you can be and storytelling is part of that love. It love it. We are like so simpatico. Oh we're like Celestial siblings or something. You've been a phenomenal guest. I want to give you a period in the show right here to talk all about yourself shamelessly promote yourself you have earned the right to just boast and tell people where they can connect with you where they can buy anything that you sell or just. It's your time in the show so just go nuts. Tell people all about it. Thanks death well. If people want to connect with me linked in is actually the best lincoln slash in aurora winter. A u. r. r. a. w. i n. t. r. i. Website is winter. My most recent book turned. Words into wealth is available on amazon apple. Kobo in wherever books are sold. So grab yourself a copy. And what i specialize in as i specialize in helping those people who are up to something. They're launching a movement. They're launching a business and they are ready to get you know. Vip executive help with their stories. And then what i do is i interview them. I call it the spoken author method in to become an author without that painful process that you just went through so i interview people and and structure the book for them and they actually have fun and then they leave all the hard work to me and my team so that's something that That i really love to do. I've helped people Pitch a lot of people have come to me with a good idea and no capital and after they've taken my training they've raised seven figures of capital and it's gone from twelve people on their team to four hundred people on their team. So that's the difference that a story can make and some people have written books with me producing them and maybe goes writing them. But i can't tell you who and their businesses have increased by a factor of four million dollars or so so that's an roi. Yeah oh my god. That's so interesting. And obviously if if i wasn't such a control freak i would one hundred percent use a service like this but i will say my editor and the substantive process we've been going through like tweaking and and and honing it and all of that has been like incredibly invaluable So i fully support Services that that you're offering where people can kind of say. I have this big idea. I don't know how to talk about it. I'm not good at the story. Part of the structure whatever. Just here's my big idea. Helped me make it happen I i just think that you know services like that are so incredibly valuable. And it's obviously you know what you're doing for anybody who's been listening because this episodes been like freaking awesome like just jam-packed of awesomeness so thank you for coming on the show. Thank you listeners. For tuning in. I hope you got a lot out of this. I know sure is how i did So if you did make sure that you give us five star rating on i tunes share it with somebody Tell someone about it You know i guess which would make the episode sharable wait. Don't leave if you've never listened to my fancy altro do it just once for me please. Okay if you enjoy sharable and you find it valuable..
"aurora" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
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"aurora" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
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"aurora" Discussed on SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
"Scientists looking through old videos discovered a new type of aurora. The findings were reported in the journal. Geophysical research space physics claims the newly-discovered phenomena quarter diffuse auroral razor raises questions about whether these common events instead of simply been overlooked or whether they're very rare occurrences aurora occur when charged particles flowing from the sun interact with ios protective magnetic field. Some of these particles then follow us magnetic field lines towards the poles releasing energy generating the colorful lots of the aurora as they collide with atoms and molecules in the atmosphere for millennia. Humans in highlighted. Jude's have been enthralled by aurora that northern and southern lights the aurora strapless in aurora borealis. Yet even after all this time. It appears these dancing ribbons or more accurately shades of light above the earth. Still hold some secrets. Scientists the university of iowa. I spotted the event or reviewing twenty year old videos. They noted several instances where a section of the diffuse aurora. That's the faint background globe. Coming the more vivid light commonly associated with the aurora suddenly goes dark. Zip scrub dat by giant blotter and then after a short period of time the blacked out section suddenly reappears. It's all very mysterious. Video was originally shot in the town code. Churchill along hudson bay in canada back march the fifteenth. Two thousand and two fishes david nuts from the university of calgary nonsense group will using a special camera designed to capture low level. Light much like night vision goggles. They were becoming a bit disheartened. Because the forecast code for clear dark skies normally perfect conditions viewing aurora but the winner dazzling illumination happening. The sides mostly only saw darkness as they gazed up woods with their own eyes. The camera was picking up all sorts of auroral activity including an unusual sequence were areas that few sorority disappeared then came back nelson looking at the videos that was being recorded noted the pulsating blackout diffuse glow which then fills in over several seconds. He was surprised. Women patch brightened and then turned off. The background. Diffuse aurora was raised. And then the whole would fill back in after about half a minute sir. Observations lay dormant in the video unstudied until riley troy was asked to investigate troyer then created a software program that could key in frames in the video with a faint raises were visible in all he was ever catalog twenty two raise. Her event in the to our recording trace is the most valuable aspect was the time it takes the aurora together from an razor event. When the diffuser rory's blotted out to be filled or colored and again that's because having a value on that will help future muddling of magnetic fields to find out more enter dunkley speaking with astronomer professor. Fred watson is remarkable that that we're still learning things about the aurora apart partly andrew. It's due to the fact that we have the technology. Now we've got mod modern digital cameras that people can setup and do marvelous footage of rural displays. And we say those all the time. If you like. I kind of thing which i do but also the other thing. Is that like me as you know like many a tour is up to the northern arctic that to look the aurora and i think that's become much more of a commonplace thing so a lot more people are going up to see the aurora borealis. In the north lot more people go down to tasmania to see the aurora australis in the south and so more people are watching these phenomena. Yes and i'll tell you something. Read one of my gulf and partners. Darren who apply with every saturday took a one of those qantas flights to nowhere resumes. Yep and it took them down to antactica and they got to see the aurora australis. Very good while of lying. dan does. This has been consequence of covid nineteen. Here's the airlines have been hit so hard. Due to travel bans. They've to diversify and so airlines in australia of being during these flights to know it so they were the f. or something like ten hours to fly down there have a look around and then fly back which is rather extraordinary. But that's a sawed like the aurora australis reflects the popularity of hunting. Which used to be something that you only read about in books. And you and i've talked about similar new phenomena that have been introduced those one not long ago which were kind of ripley a rory and then there were the staves as well. Whether you remember this nasa's which is now recognized as being a phenomenon related to aurora. But not at the same thing so we've now got a new something quite new which comes from this old footage. As you've said this were this. Research has come from scientists at the university of calgary. University of iowa at nasa to the phenomenon is that unlike many aurora with form curtains are. That's exactly what they looked like in the sky or stream as across the sky or sometimes the best ones are want to call the corona where the thing explodes above your head. It is an extraordinary experience standing underneath something doing that but there is another well. It's a well known auroral phenomenon and that is what's called the diffuse auroral glow and it's basically an aurora is green but it spread fairly evenly across the sky. It's not in. The streamers and things new phenomenon is that this footage revealed that within the diffuse close if he margin this green glow over large the sky and suddenly a small chunk of it brightens up and stays bright for a few minutes. And then it disappears but where it was leaves a hole in the diffuse auroral glow just black underneath. It's almost as though it's rubbed it out and that's why they're being cold diffuse auroral raises. Because it's just like news a razor to how the background aurora and basically it's a mystery these scientists who are well versed in the field of auroral studies. Have no idea what's causing them. But one of the astronomers at university of iowa says it raises the question of these a common phenomenon that has been overlooked. Are they rare. Knowing the exist means there is a process that is creating them and it may be a process. We haven't started to look at yet because we never knew they were happening until now. So yeah it's great stuff when learning something else about our own planet. In fact let alone the rest of the is finding out what's going on up here so So we we know what causes aurora but obviously there are varying types. And sometimes we don't understand why certain things happening to them exactly the mechanisms of the horror even just the straightforward aurora. That we understand is fairly complex and it goes back. Understanding of it goes back to the turn of the twentieth century when christiaan bake alone well-known known. Norwegian scientists is a big hero of mine. He spent the whole winter. Top of a mountain which i've been very close to the altar in northern. No this mountains called holiday. He went out over there with a couple of colleagues one of whom didn't survive because the winters are pretty serious up there but he was the first to sort of really show that the aurora doesn't touch the ground because before that people didn't know whether these dancing lights actually start at the ground level and he also worked out that it was electrons from the sun that actually did the trick and but it was fifty years before anybody believed him fifty years after his hair. So we're still learning. And i think this is one to watch. That's dr fred. What's astronomer with department of science speaking with and your directly on assist the program space nuts and this is space time still come a mysterious super nervous shedding light on the violent death of stars and the australian defence force formed establishes its own space division. All that and much more still to.
"aurora" Discussed on Fun Time Horror Show
"Embarrassed about it and the city wants to distance themselves. Some heated debates have even ended with threats by city managers to resign. So yeah it's a big name really screwed you as i'm going home. Do they have nothing else to talk about. More south park reference The thing that stands out to me is mainly that people had some idea about air flight. At this time this was a small town in manned flight didn't even take place for several years after until after the incident. Also as a machinist. I find it interesting that they commented on the actual metallurgy of the craft describing the materials used in the craft that we would use today commonly to manufacture aircraft so they already knew that like things like aluminum and stainless tinian whatever would ultimate are ultimately metals that we use in spacecraft in two thousand twenty one year because back then you watch videos of white guys flying off a cliff right with like a manmade airplane may not have like wooden wings and bedsheets. Yeah so Here's some other miscellaneous permission found while researching the case regarding the spotted fever outbreak researchers actually think it was some kind of meningitis. Outbreak spotted fever. I don't think is really a a legit element is just a way cooler. Name rapper. the wild west i guess far ration of fever maybe but kill people so the cemetery where net is buried is known as the masonic cemetery. It was the property that was donated by an old confederate veteran to build the aurora lodge. Number four seventy nine back in eighteen seventy seven. And as i was looking to the cemetery i found this cool down because you know everytime we told senators tombstones and there was one of an infant. That was very. They're the child murder. But the tombstone read as i was so soon done. I don't know why i was begun. Kinda sad it. Yeah saudi inclosing. Because i always like to closing on these freak shows everything about me wants to believe at this happen and upon hearing the story i i was certainly did but then like most things when you start digging to it. Seems like there's a strong case for it being a hoax between the back story of the town dying off and needing to create some type to get more people visiting the town and the investigative work that was recently done into the history of the town. There's just a really strong case for it being hoax regarding the debate as to whether or not the township embrace its notoriety as the texas roswell for me at first. It's a no brainer. It's a huge opportunity for monetary gain. However i did read several reports that the town story has invited a lot of attention. That isn't always pleasant. A lot of people who showed up to visit ned also trashed. The area installer damaged a lot of property during their visits. The town's reputation for some is that of a nuisance as opposed to a business opportunity. I'd say to the old folks shut the fuck up and let the young people have some fun. There's already enough to bring down and having a little mystery in. Our lives is pretty exciting. And for the young people that are showing up with their boom boxes in their cars playing the rap booty buzek and throwing your shit on the ground. Grow up the shit like this. That destroys opportunities for the rest of us to enjoy. Just just act appropriate. Go out visit to town. Mind your manners have some fun by something while you're there and help support the town's local economy but most importantly have a great time enjoying the story. We all need stories like this in their lives. The end okay so the in stacey since it was on may sonic cemetery. Can't you pull some strange. Since you're part of that and coming in with the clothing yes of course you. Don't you have a secret. Handshakes you can measure cagey town me. What's going on a little secret. Hey changing our listeners. Don't know that. I actually belong to became a master mason. All that's true will probably not gonna talk to you all kinds of secrets that the rest of the world don't maybe i do. Maybe i don't where is the ark of the covenant. Tell me now. No pass on that. So anyway In closing the have anything else that you want to say you're talking about. I think you're hiding this alien ned somewhere. I think you may have part of it or the answers. And you just don't want to share. If i had ed i would be taking selfies and putting it on facebook okay. Here's my dad. Alien corpse friend. Ned and me at the beach like we can bernie style exactly. Oh my god so bad. She turns into a maniac every time we try to record. This is a nightmare so just the personal update stacey and i found a home. We're going to be moving We will be going from like a temporary fourteen. Fifteen hundred square foot apartment. Thirteen thirteen hundred to a a a really nice twenty eight hundred square foot place We did find a house that has a bedroom that is already been designated as the recording studio aka beat laboratory and so. I'm really really excited to actually set up. No more bullshit neighbors. No more yelling screaming. Nowhere loud music playing and plenty of space from daisy. And she does her thing mica. Are you guys. We're going to get out of here man. I hope Hope you guys stay safe out there. We love you as always. We'll see you next time. 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"aurora" Discussed on Fun Time Horror Show
"At just the surrounding area here. Now that you understand what kind of town we're dealing with. I'll go into the story so a lot of people may not know the story. Or maybe you do or maybe It's real then again. It might not be real no matter what i find the story fascinating and that's why we'll be talking about it today on the fun time freak. Show i'm speaking about a ufo crash that happened here in texas a crash. That was pretty well documented for the times a crash that paranormal investigators still research to this day just said paranormal. That's a challenge for me. If you haven't listened to our show and it's a crash happened in the small town name. Aurora on april seventeenth eighteenth. Ninety seven. Okay all right. That's amazing that people were even talking about those but up did they call him. You f- Think so they actually call them airships as a pretty big ancient aliens fan. Nba from texas. This is one of my favorite stories. And i've only recently learned about it in the last couple of years. Have you heard of the story. Perhaps one of the things that makes the story really amazing is a report of not only the crash but the fact that it reported in local newspapers in great detail and the fact that not unlike the incident at roswell the pilot was found inside the craft deceased. The body was removed from the crash site. Taken to a local cemetery and was buried with a quote christian burial and a marker was placed as a headstone so unlike a lot of the ufo stories that we're hearing stuff this actually has. A physical site has a physical being at a physical place that still available in twenty twenty one. The newspaper article that the best. It reads about six o'clock this morning. The early rodgers of aurora were astonished at a sudden appearance of an airship which selling through the country like with it was traveling do north and much near to the earth than ever before. Apparently there had already been multiple sightings of the craft in this community upon further digging. I found that there had actually been dozens of reports of strange cigar.
"aurora" Discussed on Fun Time Horror Show
"Widely debated and when i say debate it. I mean like maybe a hundred people who my story brings it back home to texas and to be more specific a small town called aurora texas. That's build a u. r. o. r. a. If anybody wants to look it up. Here's a little info. I found about our friends over in aurora. and then i'll kind of get into the meat of the story. There's not a lot of information on this town. Outside of my main story but aurora is located in wise county in north texas according to media and the website for the city aurora. Texas dot gov. The town consists of about four total square miles very small at the time of story which was set in eighteen hundreds. The town was one of the biggest in the county. Having a population of around. Four thousand people enforce claire enforce where malls the townsfolk enjoyed an economy featuring dry goods furniture feed grocery stores. A farrier pharmacies. A shoemaker blacksmith resit or as they'd say in old smitty post office a barber shop hotel and about six saloons. That's a lot Ferrier by the way do you know what that is guy takes care of son of a bitch. How'd you know that. I have actually google it and so together that takes care of the animals. He validating yeah and So i'm assuming it's a guy like puts on horseshoes shapes their hoops and gets all the dirt out. I don't know any of this stuff. So the fact that i had that google search that makes me almost unworthy. A texan but Today aurora has a population of about fourteen hundred people My current neighborhood probably has about fourteen hundred people in it. I think you would agree with that. We look at just the surrounding area here. Now that you understand what kind of town we're dealing with. I'll go into the story so a lot of people may not know the story. Or maybe you.
"aurora" Discussed on Fun Time Horror Show
"I tried to stay away from murder even though that my favorite topic oak fair enough but i hope he liked that story. I thought it was interesting. I you know. I've never ever given thought about okay if i'm conjoined twin. What happens if my twin dies. I mean i really didn't. I mean i think about all the inconveniences of being attached to someone. That's actually a really good point. Because i never thought about that either But it's a really it's it's you know it's a likelihood how many separated twins Pass away years before their brother or sister. You know what i mean so yeah i could totally see that and like what if you were. What if you were conjoined twins but you have like. I don't know what you call it when we have twins to have like opposite personalities like one if it was like a fitness nut and one was just sitting around drinking smoking cigars. You know these guys were kinda like that. There were opposite. But i did read some about you know when i was doing. My my research is like i did read about a conjoined twins that once wanted to be a pilot in the other wanted to be a something had to do with like teacher or something totally opposite not wanted to you know but they have to compromise. Yeah yeah yeah. What do you know about edward more. Drake he was on Lord of the rings no. He wasn't actually looking guy. Come look at this guy. Large into the he literally is a guy who has face on the back of the hand on the back of his head. Yeah.
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"It's kind of in my mind at first i was like well that was kind of misleading stacey. Because i'm sure people who are trapped in a vehicle leading the death over an hour to know but you know you're gonna die but to be imperfect health into feel great in just to wake up and be like. Oh shit. I've i've only got like minutes or hours to live probably freaked me out So he died of a man. A hate these medical terms he died of How will you have to say it. Because if you don't say people are going to think that you didn't do your research and give us a three. I did hold on. Let me look at this word. Because i'm not really good at the i can't find it He he died of. What do you call it. When you have a is kind of like a blood clot that goes to your long. I think it's just a blood clot. It's called something but anyway the so. Here's what happened or maybe that's not what this here's what happened. So blood going through that liver through their shared liver was going to hang but nothing was coming back and so he he died from loss of blood is called something and i can't think if it was going into the healthy brother is going into the dead brother and not coming back okay. So he's basically almost bled to death and it was called something technical and smart. Yeah so you know. The i tell you. I'm really really proud of you. The story because i've known you will be married ten years here coming up and i didn't think you really had it in you to come up with the story so cool like that. I thought you were going to murder another child. Well.
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"And welcome to live love engage. I am grace rand and today. We're gonna be talking about abundance. we're going to be talking about femininity. And more specifically feminine fire intuition all sorts of wonderful things with my guest today on the program who is aurora farber. So first off. Welcome you to live. Love engage aurora. Thank you so much. I'm delighted to be here. Connect with you to connect with your audience and to live love and engage absolutely will. We are delighted to have you. And this woman is she is accomplished. She's got a lot going for. So let me just share a little bit with you or with yes. You are listening watching to see a little bit more about her. She is a transformational coach. Intuitive guide writer speaker sacred space ceremonial list way finder magical muse and modern day priestess and her mission is to help women get unstuck by reclaiming and igniting their feminine fire that heart light within that integrates life giving power compassionate love and intuitive wisdom and these three feminine flames are the key to creating a life of passion pleasure purpose on the journey feminine leadership which is so important all women we are leaders in our own right but sometimes i think we don't always express that enough or maybe own net Which is why aurora. Please that women are works of art and every woman is a sacred vessel capable of miraculous creation into activate that creators shockey fire. We need to come back home to ourselves to our inner fire to are feminine. Fire so Actually you know what i we were. We were talking before we started the recording That i was going to go one way. But i'm thinking let's let's deal with the feminine fire right now and what Maybe a little bit. Explain a little bit up more out about that. And why women why it is so important really for women to reclaim and ignited. Yes i'd love you. I really loved your introduction and remembering those words that came through me that women are works of art. And if you think about a work of art vessel right piece of pottery. There needs to be that fire that place of animation where we come alive and so women are not only works of art but we have the ability to create we can create life. That is our shock d fire. that is It's our superpower for thousands of years women who rose into that knowing who shared their gifts their medicine gifts their inner wisdom their in tuition their ways of working the earth and with The body those things have been cut off for many women in its pass down through the lineage and so this and fire is nothing new but it is something that we are here to reignite and for me i love you know there's as i work with thirteen divine feminine archetypes in there. Two that come to me when i feel into. What does this mean to me. Well there's that creative shocked the fire of like the wild woman of the primal goddess dancing around the fire that howling to the moon that kind of fire right that that birt's life and creativity and as passionate and full of energy and then there's another fire and it's the fire of the goddess of compassion. That's the triple flame. That lives in the heart. it's the purple fire zip for me that is composed of these three flames power love and was dumb. And that's the fire. That is my mission to bring back to this world to reignite power love and wisdom well this wisdom we've had inside of us but many of a separate gotten or it's been stripped away in told that it's not valid of that. We were crazy or that we were all lunatics right so having inner knowing This love we are capable of sharing but for many women that that aspect of self love that flaine first needs to be ignited and then power. Well certainly we live in a different age and that is one of the beautiful things about the time now. We do have more power but the models of power that we have all the masculine models and so we've kind of come into our own. Feminism with like okay. Well i've got to put on my pant suit and you know just trying to follow the model of power that we've seen and yet these typical structures of the patriarchy especially this year this year during covid see structures are crumbling and we are beginning to see how they don't serve at least they don't serve all of us they may serve some of us but not all of us and so when you add that aspect of combining power with love like how can i add to the flame of love where i can use my power to serve all of us answer the guidance your own intuition then that becomes a fire that can really eliminate and change the world for me. That's what feminine fire is like that and you're right. It's it's it's interesting because i've just as you were talking about intuition and thinking that you know so often people mentioned own women's intuition and yet when they talk about it. I'm thinking that it's not necessarily Embraced something good. It's sorta almost made fun of. I think i think maybe that's part of why women at least and certainly have been in my case. It sort of not valuing it enough. And i have since come to realize that it is important to trust my intuition because certainly the times. We're a have not have been the times when i regretted it and things didn't didn't go right because i wasn't listening paying attention to that voice in my head of so i urge anyone watching and listening especially women and i think men do have this to a certain degree as well but there is a reason why that voice is in side of you. And it's usually if it's specially giving you something positive to do. It's a positive voice. It is that voice your higher power whatever you believe him but ultimately it's the voice of love coming through so i love that you are helping women do that. The other thing. That is i think. Also sort of gets women stuck is around Is around the the issue of money abundance And i know that that. I think because sometimes we are trying to conform to maybe they Masculine idea of what it means to be successful but you. You had written a chapter in accomplishing book. That talks about vessels of abundance senators. Wonder if you would share with a share with us a little bit about what the what it means. What what does that mean to you. When and what.